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Opinion Game Dev Double Fine wants to work on something ‘completely new and surprising’

IbizaPocholo

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Since the sequel’s announcement in 2015, Double Fine has also released Full Throttle and Day of the Tentacle remasters, and Schafer told GamesIndustry.biz the studio is motivated by the prospect of working on something brand new.

“All of this has been in some ways looking back on comfortable things,” he said. “And it’s been rewarding. I really enjoyed doing those remasters, I loved making an adventure game [Broken Age], and I loved making Psychonauts 2. But I think the team and I are really excited about doing something completely new that will be completely surprising to people.”

Schafer also said Double Fine plans to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

“There was a period at the end of Psychonauts 2 where we had all hands on deck to finish the game, but we’re definitely going back to multiple projects afterward. Until it happens again? Who knows? We don’t have any rules about that but we’re set up to have multiple projects and we have enough ideas to do that.”
 

Kuranghi

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They should make something thats more arcade gameplay instead of something with a strong narrative, focus on mechanics and get better at that. Not saying they are bad but the narratives are already really good and it sounds like Psychonauts 2 is fantastic in that regard (and many others).

This way they can fire something out a bit quicker.
 

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I have no proof or evidence, it’s more just wishful thinking, but I am truly convinced that their next game will be a Banjo game. I think they would do an incredible job with that franchise.
 
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As others have said, they would potentially do a great job on a new Banjo game.

I’d also like to see them possibly resurrect some other dormant IP like a Simpsons game in the spirit of Hit & Run, Conker and I was thinking with their platforming style executed so well in Psychonauts , give them a chance at rebooting or a sequel to Recore.
 
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Banjo64

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Tim’s explicitly said no Banjo/Conker in an interview.

They’ll go on to do some random, quirky, highly praised game like Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango or Full Throttle next in my opinion, whilst simultaneously working on a bigger 3D project like Brutal Legend.
 

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Sounds good! They've made some pretty crazy games in the past, looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.
 

AJUMP23

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They should try making a good game, that would be new for them.


This is a joke. But seriously just make good games.
 
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Punished Miku

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New is always fine with me. I just want it to be good.

They are inconsistent quality-wise. With their recent acquisition and recent masterpiece released in Psychonauts 2, I want them to be a little more selective with their projects and raise the bar to a consistently high level. They can clearly do it.