Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today.
Psychonauts 2 is developer Double Fine’s big contribution to the Xbox Games Showcase today. And the studio used this opportunity to remind fans that the game is coming out soon for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. But now it’s also coming to Xbox Series X as well. As part of the announcement, Double Fine brought comic Jack Black on to sing a new song for the game.
It was a long road for Psychonauts 2 to reach its release. Double Fine first announced the project at The Game Awards back in 2015. At that time, the company took the idea to crowd-investment platform Fig. The project raised $3.3 million. During development, however, Microsoft acquired Double Fine and made it part of Xbox Games Studios. Now, Microsoft is publishing Double Fine’s action adventure. That led to the game showing up at the Xbox E3 presentation in 2019 — although that won’t affect Psychonauts 2’s release on other platforms.
The game was originally going to launch in 2019, but Double Fine delayed it to polish up the experience. Microsoft’s financial backing made that possible.
Psychonauts 2 follows the ongoing tales of psychic spy Raz. Like in the original game, players will use Raz’s psi-powers to navigate through various character’s psyches.
GamesBeatGamesBeat'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