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Publishing Rights to Psychonauts Now in Double Fine's Hands

The studio's always owned the franchise, but now it has everything.

If you haven't played Psychonauts before, now's the perfect time to man up and fix that.

Double Fine has always had the right to produce sequels to Psychonauts, but whenever you purchased a copy of the original game on Xbox Live or Steam, the money went to Majesco, who published the game. That's changed, according to a tweet from Double Fine programmer Anna Kipnis.

"Double Fine is now the sole publisher of Psychonauts!! If you buy it now (on Steam, for instance), the proceeds go to us!" said Kipnis.

Maybe Double Fine can start a Kickstarter to get that Psychonauts sequel off the ground!

I wouldn't mind a Beyond Good & Evil HD style update to the game, either.

Basically, just Psychonauts anything.

Yeah.

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Posted by patrickklepek
If you haven't played Psychonauts before, now's the perfect time to man up and fix that.

Double Fine has always had the right to produce sequels to Psychonauts, but whenever you purchased a copy of the original game on Xbox Live or Steam, the money went to Majesco, who published the game. That's changed, according to a tweet from Double Fine programmer Anna Kipnis.

"Double Fine is now the sole publisher of Psychonauts!! If you buy it now (on Steam, for instance), the proceeds go to us!" said Kipnis.

Maybe Double Fine can start a Kickstarter to get that Psychonauts sequel off the ground!

I wouldn't mind a Beyond Good & Evil HD style update to the game, either.

Basically, just Psychonauts anything.

Yeah.

Edited by emem

I was already getting my hopes up for a sequel.. *sigh*. Good for them though.

Posted by Crispy

PSYCHONAUUUUUUUTS

Posted by torian

maybe I'll finally play this

Posted by Saethir

I played the demo on steam, and found the controls kind of iffy, but now seems like a good time to give it another go.

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

Tim Schafer now has the power. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Posted by MosesWalker

This can only mean good things.
Posted by ThePickle

So... sequel?

Online
Posted by TJ311

i havent played it yet, but if they did an HD version, i would buy it.

Posted by Atary77

More Psychonauts!

Posted by Aronman789

I have a copy of this laying around somewhere, I should go through it again. 

Posted by Korne
@WR311 said:
i havent played it yet, but if they did an HD version, i would buy it.
Don't wait... the game is fantastic. Look past the jagged edges and experience one of the most unique worlds (made of unique worlds).
Posted by Nottle

Never played Psychonauts but I've heard nothing but good things. I'd buy a upgraded version on XBLA.

Posted by Gav47

Now I really don't have a good reason not to buy this on Steam

Posted by emem

@WR311 said:

i havent played it yet, but if they did an HD version, i would buy it.

Get it for the PC via Steam, it looks great and it would probably run on a calculator now.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Man the PC version still looks gorgeous. Such an awesome game.

Posted by CrimsonJesus

Now if they could improve the gameplay in the sequel, I might finish it.

Posted by Roomrunner

I'll probably download this on XBLM this weekend.  I trust Steam gets on it right away, but are we sure MS updated the redistribution of income?  They tend to drag their feet when it comes to updating things.

Posted by Althox

Love the game!

Posted by CrimsonNoir

i am the milkman, my milk is delicious.

Posted by TJ311
@Korne said:
@WR311 said:
i havent played it yet, but if they did an HD version, i would buy it.
Don't wait... the game is fantastic. Look past the jagged edges and experience one of the most unique worlds (made of unique worlds).
@emem said:

@WR311 said:

i havent played it yet, but if they did an HD version, i would buy it.

Get it for the PC via Steam, it looks great and it would probably run on a calculator now.

i dont have anything to play it on, my pc is shit slow
Posted by spankingaddict

All right!!!!  Hope we see a sequel now.
 
Everyone, man up and play Psychonauts!!!!!!

Posted by NoelVeiga
@emem said:

@WR311 said:

i havent played it yet, but if they did an HD version, i would buy it.

Get it for the PC via Steam, it looks great and it would probably run on a calculator now.

Also, it bears saying, you can make it work pretty well with a gamepad. And it's already in HD. So no excuses.
Posted by MisterMouse

well that is cool, good for them!

Posted by Abendlaender

DAMN IT!
I just but it 4 months ago on Steam.    
Man this seriously bums me out a bit, especially seeing how there are no other Double Fine games on PC and I don't have a console.

Posted by BigChief

Man, I wish I had held off on buying Psychonauts till now. Double Fine deserves to make some money off the game, it's darn good.

Posted by solarisdeschain

Psychonauts is a near perfect game (the cobweb duster is stupidly overpriced), and I'm glad to see Double Fine get what they deserve for their impressive work.

Posted by MetalGearSunny

This makes me want to buy it second time. I love Psychonauts.

Posted by hwarang
@BigChief: Except the load times. I couldn't finish it for that reason. Too much waitin' 
Posted by Moonshadow101

Don't know if this means anything practical, but a sequel would still be really awesome.

Posted by emem

@WR311: What are your specs?

    Minimum: Windows 98 SE/2000/XP, 1.0 GHz Pentium(R) III and AMD Athlon(tm), 256 MB of RAM, 64 MB GeForce (tm) 3 or higher or ATI(R) Radeon 8500 or higher (except GeForce 4 MX and Go series), DirectX(R) 9.0 or higher compatible sound card, DirectX(R) version 9.0 or higher (included with game), 3.75 GB minimum hard drive space, Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse

    Recommended: Windows 2000/XP, 2.0 GHz Pentium(R) IV and AMD Athlon(tm), 512 MB of RAM, 128 MB GeForce FX 5600 or higher or ATI(R) Radeon 9600 or higher, DirectX(R) 9.0 or higher and Sound Blaster Audigy 2 series sound card, DirectX(R) version 9.0 or higher (included with game), 6.0 GB minimum hard drive space, Game Pad (optional)

The first 1Ghz CPU is more than 10 years old.

Posted by Able

Never played it.

Posted by Doctorchimp

More psychonauts!!!
 
But if and only if Tim Schaefer shows us his mad programming skills and codes the game by himself.

Posted by Jayzz

psychonauts gets so much hype, but I just couldnt get into it... Anyone want to give me a reason to give it a 2nd go?

Posted by dungbootle

I am pleased.

Posted by JesseCherry

It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

Awesome news for Double Fine. Hopefully we get some kind of Psychonauts stuff in the future.

Posted by Springfart

damn, now im gonna have to play it again

Posted by FoxMulder

I love that game to death.  They really created a fun open world platformer.  It was I was expecting more of from Brutal Legend. I hope their next proper disc release is Psychonauts 2, or something similar.

Posted by golguin

I remember this game being one of the first games I had played that was legitimately funny.

Posted by betterboulder

Psychonauts HD and sequel. Make it happen Double Fine.

Posted by Mumrik

I had the same issue with Psychonauts than I had with Brütal Legend: The gameplay itself is kind of bland and uninteresting. Everything around it is great and different from the usual shit, but I need more satisfying gameplay.

Posted by SamFo

I would be interested to know if they had any reason for doing this other than just the royalties. I'd think that most people who are going to play psychonauts probably have by now!

Posted by skadave

I should give this game another try. I played the PS2 port many years ago and i was not impressed. . . perhaps that version was not good.

Posted by AlisterCat

Shame that I already bought it. Might gift it to a few friends on steam though.

Posted by Lokno

Yay! Crack out your Lua scripting!

Posted by DeeGee

Brilliant game despite the fact I can never seem to finish it. Difficulty curve on that game is fucked, but it's great. Not sure how much money Double Fine will get from it though, it can't be selling for much, I mean, I got it for £1 in a Steam sale

Posted by MrKlorox

Hey that's awesome! I really enjoyed Psychonauts and have been wanting a current-gen sequel.

Posted by autobzooty

Had a little bit of a freakout when I saw Psychonauts on the front page.

:(

Posted by Hexogen

I bought this game as an Xbox Original, and despite the fact that I never finished it, I really liked what I played. I may go back to it if I run out of games to play this summer.

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