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'I pitched Psychonauts 2 - nobody wanted it,' reveals Schafer

But designer would "love" to do sequel

Double Fine founder, Tim Schafer has revealed he attempted to pitch a sequel to cult classic platformer Psychonauts "several times" but hasn't been able to find a publisher interested in the project.


Speaking to Digital Spy Schafer said he receives numerous fan inquires about Psychonauts 2 through social networks before admitting that publishers just aren't as interested in as fans are.

"I mean I get a lot of, on Twitter or whatever, daily questions about Psychonauts 2. And I would love to do Psychonauts 2, I've actually pitched that to publishers several times and no-one has taken the bait so far," he said.

"So it is hard because fans often don't know how the business works, with the difference between a developer and a publisher, it's hard to explain that."

Fortunately, it seems even Schafer hasn't given up hope. In the interview he says he's very interested in putting together a sequel; he just needs to get the backing.

"I'd love to do that game, but I'd have to convince someone to just give me a few million dollars, that's all."

Yesterday the outspoken industry veteran said "publishers are scared of new IPs", which has proved to be particularly challenging for his studio.