A few weeks ago at E3 there was a huge announcement when Microsoft confirmed it had acquired Double Fine, the studio behind classic titles such as Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, and Brutal Legend. This acquisition meant that Microsoft would be investing money into Psychonauts 2 but there was confirmation the game would still be released on all platforms it had originally been confirmed for including PC and PS4. Alongside the purchase news, a gameplay trailer for Psychonauts 2 had also been released which shows what players will be playing.
Unfortunately, though there has been a bit of a snag when it comes to the release date. Today, Double Fine confirmed that Psychonauts 2 would not be meeting its 2019 release window and instead will be coming out in 2020.
There really shouldn’t be too many other noticeable changes for you at all, at least not for a while…with one notable exception: We’re now targeting next year for release. We know it’s always disappointing when you have to wait a bit longer, but we also know that you are an amazing, supportive bunch, who – just like us – want the game to be as good as possible. So we’re hopeful you’ll understand! <3
As you can see the reason given is so Double Fine has more time to work on the game and make it as good as possible for launch. This isn’t the first time Psychonauts 2 has been delayed since it was announced, with the initial date being set for 2018. In between the original announcement and today’s there has been some new Psychonauts gaming content in the form of VR exclusive Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin, which was made to bridge the gap between the original Psychonauts and the upcoming sequel. That came out in 2017 so you may need to replay it for a bit of a refresher.
You can read the Rhombus of Ruin review here.