February 7, 2012
Tim Schafer is one of the more notable game designers currently in the industry. One of his games, Psychonauts, was praised by critics. Unfortunately, it did receive the commercial success that it should have. This made the possibility of a sequel very unlikely. In an interview with Digital Spy Mr. Schafer said that he has pitched the idea fora sequel a few times, but there were no takers. He goes on to explain that he still need as few million dollars to back the project.
Thankfully, the right people were reading that interview. Specifically, Markus Persson (AKA: Notch), the developer of Minecraft, read it. So, earlier today, Notch decided to shoot Tim a tweet saying, “let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen.” The best part about that tweet: he’s serious! So far, all that has come from it is an exchange of emails between Notch and Tim with no official word about what will happen. Notch does warn everyone that everything is very vague at this point and no one should really get their hopes up. However, this is the gaming community we are talking about. Everyone’s hopes are always up for sequels to sleeper-hits like Psychonauts. The damage is already done. So I hope, for your sake, that Psychonauts 2 actually happens, or else you’ll have a mob of angry nerds on your hands. I’ll be the one in front with a pitchfork.
Furthermore, if this game actually happens, no one can ever say that Twitter is pointless ever again. It would have made video game history!