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Psychonauts 2’s Double Fine says it’s working on ‘multiple new projects’

In an update on the crowd-funding platform, Fig, the team revealed that it is moving on from Psychonauts 2 onto new projects.

“The studio is already splitting up into various teams and starting different projects that we think you’ll enjoy. We like experimentation here at Double Fine. Every game is a chance to explore new ideas, new visual styles or gameplay, emotions, and more.”

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.”

 

Ozriel

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Can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Hopefully more family friendly stuff. Xbox doesn’t have that much depth in that respect. Though stuff like Psychonauts and Minecraft dungeons are a great first step.

Perhaps raiding Rare’s back catalogue could help with that?
 

Riky

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Can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Hopefully more family friendly stuff. Xbox doesn’t have that much depth in that respect. Though stuff like Psychonauts and Minecraft dungeons are a great first step.

Perhaps raiding Rare’s back catalogue could help with that?
Banjo Threeie or Jet Force Gemini? Maybe a new Conker.
 

DaGwaphics

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Banjo Threeie or Jet Force Gemini? Maybe a new Conker.

For a minute there I had thought we were going to get an announcement about a new Conker. Around the time when the Xbox twitter account was tweeting about a fox with an Xbox and all that.
 

Magic Carpet

Gold Member
Hope one of those is a Psychonauts Frazie spin off. I can dream.
Will be nice seeing more Double Fine stuff in general. Im a fan Of the stuff they do.
 
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Banjo64

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Can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Hopefully more family friendly stuff. Xbox doesn’t have that much depth in that respect. Though stuff like Psychonauts and Minecraft dungeons are a great first step.

Perhaps raiding Rare’s back catalogue could help with that?

Banjo Threeie or Jet Force Gemini? Maybe a new Conker.

Tim has said they won’t touch Rare IP and will only work on their own properties.
 

Punished Miku

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I don’t know if I am a fan of this or not. I would rather they work on another big game like psy 2?in all honesty.
Same. Just depends on what they make I guess. For a long time they have worked on multiple extremely small games, and none of them were amazing. They're fine, but not on the level of Psychonauts 2. It would make sense to have 1 large project enter pre-production while also working on some smaller titles, so I guess we'll see.
 
If they. can produce multiple Psychonauts 2 level games with the new Xbox money im okay with that. I don't think a huge AAAAAAA game fits their DNA. I'd be happy with another medium sized polished game from them where the heart is in the story and characters.
 
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Kuranghi

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Hmmmm. We'll see what comes. I am in favour of multiple 8 hours games but I'd think you'd need to go for something with deeper gameplay to seem AAA if you are doing that. Have they ever released a game with deep gameplay though? I don't mean it as a slight, their games are more narrative focused it seems to me but maybe I missed one.
 

elliot5

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Hmmmm. We'll see what comes. I am in favour of multiple 8 hours games but I'd think you'd need to go for something with deeper gameplay to seem AAA if you are doing that. Have they ever released a game with deep gameplay though? I don't mean it as a slight, their games are more narrative focused it seems to me but maybe I missed one.
No and they don’t really need to either. As you say narrative is their strength. Tim’s not a game design director like a Miyazaki he’s narrative and writing director.
 
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