A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next. 

Double Fine Productions’ cult psychological game Psychonauts will have a sequel.

The company posted the follow-up game on Fig with a funding goal of $3.3 million, which it surpassed earlier today. The studio estimated the total development cost of the sequel will run between $10 million and $13.5 million, of which the Fig funding will be a part.

Psychonauts was released in 2005, and despite a rocky start, gradually gained a cult audience. It followed the adventures of Raz, the wannabe psychic spy, as he explored the inside of others’ heads. In the first five years, the game sold less than half a million copies. In the five years that followed, it racked up another 1.2 million sales.


Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand

Psychonauts 2

In Psychonauts 2, Raz gets to visit Psychonaut headquarters, but quickly realizes folks are in trouble and need his help. He’ll have to wait a bit longer for his chance to peek inside more people’s heads, however; the sequel will launch in 2018. Most of the original development team will be returning for this project.


GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties
Become a member