Double Fine sheds new light on the story behind Psychonauts 2
With just a few hours left in its funding campaign, Psychonauts 2 was officially funded! As the crowdfunded game reached its final goal of 3.3 million dollars, Tim Schafer, Double Fine Productions founder, decided to tell the world a bit of the plot involved in Psychonauts 2 during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”
“In Psychonauts 2, Raz will finally get to go to Psychonauts headquarters–his lifelong dream. There he can see Sasha and Milla in their natural environment–international espionage. But he finds several things strange about the organization. While Truman Zanotto was missing, several changes to the direction of the organization were made by his second in command. Funding was cut from traditional psychic research and peacekeeping, and redirected to unorthodox, fringe endeavors, including the discredited practice of necromancy. Raz soon uncovers sinister things at work in the shadows of Psychonauts headquarters, including double agents and evils of the past. Raz’s own family history plays a pivotal part in the story, and Raz must confront the roots of the curse placed on his family once and for all. And also deal with this whole “girlfriend” term and what it really means.”
In addition, Tim Schafer has stated that he was wanting to do this sort of story since the original Psychonauts came out. Psychonauts 2 is currently being developed for the PS4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, and Linux, with a currently planned widow of Fall 2018 for release.