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Psychonauts 2 no longer coming to PS4?

Rightisright

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When Double Fine sold to MS they announced in June 2019 that Psychonauts 2 was still going to be released on PS4. Initially the publishing rights to Psychonauts 2 was with Starbreeze, however due to issues with Starbreeze the publishing rights were then sold Microsoft Publishing by Starbreeze.

However in September 2019 Aaron Greenberg stated that the Outer World's would be the last game from MS studios that would be on other consoles.

"Going forward, all of our internal studios, and the new studios we’ve added, will be focused on making games for our platforms and we have no plans to expand our exclusive first-party games to any other consoles,’ he explained. Regarding The Outer Worlds, he said that there was ‘already a commitment’ to port it to other platforms, and that Microsoft will ‘continue to honour that’ as part of its acquisition deal with developer Obsidian.

However, once those commitments are over, the next lot of video games from Xbox’s first-party studios will release only on its platform. ‘Thinking about the next game from Obsidian, InXile or Ninja Theory, all those studios, just like our existing internal studios, whether it’s 343 or Turn 10, they’re going to be focused on making those games for our platforms. So we have no plans to expand any of those exclusive first-party titles to any other consoles,’

So I guess no Psychonauts for PS4 then.
 

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The Outer World's had a publisher who was going to do it multiplat. The obligation Obsiden had was with the publisher who financed the game on the condition it was multiplatform.
Microsoft bought the publishing rights for Psychonauts 2 and so there is no obligation for the game to be multiplatform now.
 
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Well, I don't think it will come to PS4. I would even say it is not coming for xbox one.
This game will be delayed, and delayed until only next-gen consoles are supported.
 

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Not a huge loss in anyway. Sequels to cult fan favorites are nice an all but no one is actually going to give a shit.

I can see plans changing and it skipping current gen altogether.
 
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It's been stated several times and is in an update on the kickstater/indiegogo/whateverthefuck page that they'll honor at least the PS4 copies going to backers. Beyond that is still up in the air.
 

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It's been stated several times and is in an update on the kickstater/indiegogo/whateverthefuck page that they'll honor at least the PS4 copies going to backers. Beyond that is still up in the air.

so it sounds like they could release a PS4 version beyond whenever the game is finished. Even if it releases beyond 2020, there’s no guarantee of a PS5 version.

MS did support a PS4Pro version of outer worlds though.
 

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so it sounds like they could release a PS4 version beyond whenever the game is finished. Even if it releases beyond 2020, there’s no guarantee of a PS5 version.

MS did support a PS4Pro version of outer worlds though.
I guess it depends on the agreements in place before Microsoft acquired the studio, but I think a PS5 version of the game is clearly out of discussion.
 

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I'd be surprised if it doesn't come out on the PS4 given how open Microsoft seems to be lately with their titles on other systems. I know they haven't really been that way with the PS4 but given Outer Worlds showed up on the PS4 (that they didn't pay off the publisher who financed it to make it exclusive).
 

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Well, I don't think it will come to PS4. I would even say it is not coming for xbox one.
This game will be delayed, and delayed until only next-gen consoles are supported.

Pretty sure the game company needs to eat and MS aint gonna be spending more money then they need to
 

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Psychonauts sold like 100,000 units when it launched. It was pretty much a failure back then.

Then again... it managed to sell thru 1.7 million over the years so it might do something...

Id still consider a risky IP.
Initially was founded by Microsoft and the plan was to be an Xbox exclusive. But later they backed out and Majesco came in to save this brilliant game.
 

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When Double Fine sold to MS they announced in June 2019 that Psychonauts 2 was still going to be released on PS4. Initially the publishing rights to Psychonauts 2 was with Starbreeze, however due to issues with Starbreeze the publishing rights were then sold Microsoft Publishing by Starbreeze.

However in September 2019 Aaron Greenberg stated that the Outer World's would be the last game from MS studios that would be on other consoles.

"Going forward, all of our internal studios, and the new studios we’ve added, will be focused on making games for our platforms and we have no plans to expand our exclusive first-party games to any other consoles,’ he explained. Regarding The Outer Worlds, he said that there was ‘already a commitment’ to port it to other platforms, and that Microsoft will ‘continue to honour that’ as part of its acquisition deal with developer Obsidian.

However, once those commitments are over, the next lot of video games from Xbox’s first-party studios will release only on its platform. ‘Thinking about the next game from Obsidian, InXile or Ninja Theory, all those studios, just like our existing internal studios, whether it’s 343 or Turn 10, they’re going to be focused on making those games for our platforms. So we have no plans to expand any of those exclusive first-party titles to any other consoles,’

So I guess no Psychonauts for PS4 then.

I doubt it. With the cost to buy the teams and MS basically a 3rd party now, I see them having it on PS4 no different then their other deals. I'd argue its more likely to be on PS4 now based on how MS is vs last generation or something. I don't see enough to argue they only want it on 1 platform as they don't even feel that way about Series X, so I see it on PS4 as it was planned.
 

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I doubt it. With the cost to buy the teams and MS basically a 3rd party now, I see them having it on PS4 no different then their other deals. I'd argue its more likely to be on PS4 now based on how MS is vs last generation or something. I don't see enough to argue they only want it on 1 platform as they don't even feel that way about Series X, so I see it on PS4 as it was planned.

To bolster gamespass lineup.

Games like these wouldn’t tear up retail but could reach a lot of players thru sub. Because of that id imagine that most games of this scale are a bit more valuable.

For most of MS’ new acquisitions... I don’t expect huge budget AAA games from most of them. Less risky, smaller budgeted games to bolster gamespass lineup until they come across something that takes off.
 
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When Double Fine sold to MS they announced in June 2019 that Psychonauts 2 was still going to be released on PS4. Initially the publishing rights to Psychonauts 2 was with Starbreeze, however due to issues with Starbreeze the publishing rights were then sold Microsoft Publishing by Starbreeze.

However in September 2019 Aaron Greenberg stated that the Outer World's would be the last game from MS studios that would be on other consoles.

"Going forward, all of our internal studios, and the new studios we’ve added, will be focused on making games for our platforms and we have no plans to expand our exclusive first-party games to any other consoles,’ he explained. Regarding The Outer Worlds, he said that there was ‘already a commitment’ to port it to other platforms, and that Microsoft will ‘continue to honour that’ as part of its acquisition deal with developer Obsidian.

However, once those commitments are over, the next lot of video games from Xbox’s first-party studios will release only on its platform. ‘Thinking about the next game from Obsidian, InXile or Ninja Theory, all those studios, just like our existing internal studios, whether it’s 343 or Turn 10, they’re going to be focused on making those games for our platforms. So we have no plans to expand any of those exclusive first-party titles to any other consoles,’

So I guess no Psychonauts for PS4 then.

I suppose that it is a development choice. After the MS move.
 

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The Outer World's had a publisher who was going to do it multiplat. The obligation Obsiden had was with the publisher who financed the game on the condition it was multiplatform.
Microsoft bought the publishing rights for Psychonauts 2 and so there is no obligation for the game to be multiplatform now.
while true, the lack of obligation didn't stop MS from publishing games like Minecraft on PS3/4 and later wii u/switch despite the buyout.

hell, even Minecraft dungeons is coming to ps4.