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Psychonauts 2 is content complete and releasing in 2021

In a Developer Diary the studio head at Double Fine Production, Tim Schafer, has revealed Psychonauts 2 will be content complete by the end of this month. The next phase in production will be focused on polish and adding things like front end menus, credits.

New gameplay shown in the dev diary

In the developer diary Schafer also talks about avoiding crunch and the commitment to not have crunch for the development for Psychonauts 2. During the process of making the first installment of Psychonauts the studio relied on crunch a lot.

Schafer also explains the process of cutting content and testing the game. He calls himself the in-house streamer of Double Fine, streaming the game in video meetings and recording the footage.

An example of cut content. This train segment didn’t make it into the game.

You can see the full developer diary in the YouTube video below

Psychonauts 2 is set to release on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2021. It will also come to Xbox Game Pass on day one.

Pieter "SuikerBrood" Jasper

28 year old gamer who grew up with Commander Keen and Jazz Jackrabbit. A PC Gamer. (Sorry, not sorry). Dutch, but actually Frisian. Loves Age of Empires, Sea of Thieves and wishes for a new Viva Piñata.

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