Double Fine: Psychonauts 2 Won’t Be Released Until at Least 2019

Double Fine Productions has posted a new development update for Psychonauts 2.

The update confirmed the game won’t make its planned release for next year. Project lead Zac McClendon confirmed the game “is not going to be done in 2018,” like the team “originally estimated when we published the Fig campaign two years ago.”

Their update further elaborated the status of the game:

“Now we are in full swing, we know a lot more about the size and scope of the game we are going to make, how long it will take us to make it, and the amount of time we need to make it be great. From those projections we know that Psychonauts 2 will not be shipping in 2018, like we originally estimated when we published the Fig campaign two years ago,” the update said.

Double Fine also noted that the team is “very close” to starting production on the first tier of backer rewards, and information for when those goodies are shipping out will be announced in the new year. They also noted that the game is in full development, with “five full level teams” working on real and mental game worlds.

Psychonauts 2 will launch across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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  1. Rumble Red
    Rumble Red
    December 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Psycho Citizen’s living up to all my expectations.

  2. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 21, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Mid-2018: “We are out of money. Please give more.”

  3. CRES
    December 21, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Late 2019: “Here’s Psychonauts 2: Part 1! If it does well, we can work on Psychonauts 2 Part 2, where we recycle all of our assets.”

  4. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    December 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    “Also it will cost us double to make it so please donate again.”

  5. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    December 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Oh a Tim Schaffer game not finishing on time? Color me surprised.

  6. CRES
    December 21, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    “We couldn’t finish the game, so we just dump what we had on Steam with a level editor. It’s better now because YOU can provide the content… Oh and we will be charging you full price.”

  7. OldPalpy
    December 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    It takes a long time to write all the virtue signaling dialogue and replace all the platforming with walking.

  8. RetroGamer
    December 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Damn, now I have to wait all the way until 2019 to not buy it.

  9. Freeman
    December 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm



  10. Freeman
    December 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm


    Fixed it for ya.

  11. ParasiteX
    December 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Lol… we might actually see Star Citizen get finished before this shit game ;)

  12. David Bergmann
    David Bergmann
    December 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Oh a Tim Schaffer game not finishing on time? Color me surprised.

  13. Mr0303
    December 22, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Tim Schafer delaying a game due to scope issues? Impossible!

  14. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    December 22, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Pantsu at 10:09. I expect Mr. Shitface will cut it from the final release (if it ever gets released).

  15. Envy-Noson
    December 22, 2017 at 2:37 am

    After you learn how to truly hate someone, everything they make is meaningless to you.

  16. CyborgNinja
    December 22, 2017 at 4:15 am

    I’ll never understand how people are still willing to give this guy their money

  17. heroyaldog
    December 27, 2017 at 11:41 am

    has any crowdfunded game ever made their projected release schedule?