Double Fine are grateful that they were able to focus on creating the game in the final stage of development.
One of the big news from the Xbox conference at E3 2019 was that Double Fine was joining the Xbox Game Studios family. Shortly after, Microsoft bought the rights to Psychonauts from Starbreeze — who would originally publish the new installment of the cult game from Tim schafer– although Psychonauts 2 will remain a title multi platform which will also come to PlayStation consoles.
Microsoft support gave us the support to finish the game.Geoff Soulis, Double FineThis relationship between Double Fine and Microsoft has already paid off good fruits, at least that is how developers say that Psychonauts 2 it will be a better game thanks to Xbox support in the final stage of its development. It should be remembered that the financing of this sequel began with a very successful collective financing campaign in which more than 3 million dollars were raised; There were also other funding channels with which Double Fine injected capital into the project, and in the end the direct support from Xbox to be able to finish the game the way Tim Schafer and his team wanted it to.
In a question and answer session for the media, Geoff soulis, stage artist on Psychonauts 2, commented that the Boss presence in the game is thanks to Microsoft’s acquisition of Double Fine. “Before Microsoft acquired us, we removed all the bosses so that we could present our narrative and be able to see the full story. The support of Microsoft gave us the support to finish the game, I don’t want to say to finish it, but to add things that we would have removed to be able to finish the game, ”said Soulis.
In the words of the Double Fine artist, it was good for the team. stop worrying about gambling financing and dedicate themselves completely to creating what they expected. “It was great not having to worry about funding all the time and focus on creating the game. It’s what Double Fine does best, creating games, “he commented.
It should be remembered that, although there were significant delays in the release of Psychonauts 2, Double Fine is proud to have finished the game without resorting to labor crunch. Psychonauts 2 is coming to PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series and PS4 (compatible with PS5), the next August 25thTo learn more about the title, you can check our advance of the game.
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