At E3 Tim Schafer walked on to the stage at Microsoft to announce that Double Fine Studios will now become a first-party developer under the Microsoft Studios umbrella. The good news was that Psychonauts 2 would not be hampered and would still launch on other platforms too. They did however update their backers page with something many of us were ultimately expecting.
Psychonauts 2 is being delayed to 2020. A quick look at the remainder of the year and it’s obvious that it’s packed with a huge number of new releases and according to them they need time.
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
When exactly it launches in 2020, we don’t know. If a game needs more time, then that is absolutely fine by us. It’s not like we don’t have a gazillion other games to play.