Starbreeze Studios signs on to help Psychonauts 2 get released, as some promising new footage appears...
You're still going to have to wait until 2018 to actually play Psychonauts 2, but the good news is that the game's road to release just became a bit easier as Double Fine has confirmed that Starbreeze Studios has signed on to publish their anticipated sequel.
In a statement on Starbreeze Studio's website, the publisher states that they have invested $8 million into the game and will continue to collect 60% of the sequels revenue after their initial investment has been recouped.
"Many of us gamers who’ve grown up during 70’s and 80’s have at some point come across the great games from Double Fine and Tim Schafer," said Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson-Klint. "Games like Grim Fandango, Day Of The Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Brütal Legend are all in the list of personal all time favorites for many of us. We’re very proud to be able to add this prominent collaboration to our Publishing business."
Tim Schafer shared his thoughts on the matter, as well as some new Psychonauts 2 development footage, through a new developer diary.
“Starbreeze is the perfect partner for Double Fine and our backers on Psychonauts 2," said Schafer. "Their expertise in not just developing and publishing games, but supporting them after launch will be a great benefit for players of the game.”
It's not unusual for the developers of a crowdfunded game to team up with a publisher after the game achieved its funding goal as the first wave of crowdfunding is usually done to attract investors. Of course, given how good the game looks in the latest update, we'd be happy if Double Fine signed a publishing deal with Satan so long as it gets Psychonauts 2 on shelves faster.
This article was written by Matthew Byrd from Den of Geek and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.