Posted Wed Feb 8, 2012 at 08:30 AM PST by Dick Ward
Schafer said that all he needs is a few million dollars, Notch says he's got that to spare.
Tim Schafer, in a recent interview, revealed that he's been trying to make 'Psychonauts 2' happen, but without much success. The first game in the series is a fan favorite and a cult smash, but didn't translate to big money at release. In regards to development, Schafer said "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."
As it turns out, Markus "Notch" Persson - the creator of the runaway hit 'Minecraft' -is a fan of the classic title. After reading the interview, he sent a tweet or two over to Schafer. "Let's make Psychonauts 2 happen," said Notch. It wasn't just idle talk either, as the conversation was quickly moved offline by Steven Dengler, who funded both 'Costume Quest' and the 'Psychonauts' Mac version.
Notch says that he and Tim are talking possibilities and that nothing at all is in place at this time. Meanwhile, Double Fine has released a statement simply saying "Tim and Markus are talking. Who knows what might happen?"
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