Tim Schafer talks about his studio plans, mentioning that they could work on multiple games at the same time.
Now that Psychonauts 2 has finally arrived, the studio in charge of the title, Double Fine, is already thinking about their next project. Tim schafer, CEO of Double Fine, mentioned that the studio plans to work on something original, and “completely surprising.”
We are very excited to do something completely new.Tim Schafer, CEO of Double Fine“All of this has been, in some ways, looking back at more comfortable things,” Schafer said. “I really enjoyed doing those remasters, I loved making an adventure game [Broken Age], and I loved working on Psychonauts 2. But I think the team and I are very excited to do something completely new, which will surprise people. “
Schafer also mentioned that the studio plans to work on various projects simultaneously. “We will definitely return to multiple projects later. Until it happens again? Who knows? We have no rules on that, but we are ready to do several projects, and we have enough ideas to do them.”
Now that Double Fine belongs to the Xbox family – since 2019 – the studio’s next title will be the first to come out exclusively for Microsoft consoles, and the rest of the platforms with Xbox Game Pass. However, this exclusivity can already be noticed with Psychonauts 2 itself, since the game has its own version for Xbox Series X / S (with very short loading times), but on PS5 we can only play the PS4 version as a backward compatibility.
“They’ve given us too much creative freedom,” Schafer said of Xbox. “No one has questioned our decisions or anything like that. We have been entrusted to handle the creative side completely. We had the resources, but we were left with our own team to handle the creative side of the game, and that has been great. Microsoft has delivered. word on everything they told us at the time of acquisition. “
Psychonauts 2 is coming August 25th to PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PS4. If you are interested in the title, we invite you to read our analysis.
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