Thanks to the large fan backing, so far, Schafer updates us that:
- They're going to be able to add more platforms and voices.
- It'll be on PC, Mac, Linux, and some iOS and Android devices.
- They'll have actual voice acting in the English version.
- Text will be translated to French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
- They'll be using the Steam Beta platform for the closed beta that backers will be participating.
And, in what seems like a very big and generous step considering the state of gaming and the tenuous budget Double Fine is constantly working with, they're going to release the game without DRM as an option to backers (and, from what I understood in the video, also for non-backers, at a later date -- which seems entirely fair so that eventually there will be no DRM but they will be able to try and protect their investment during the most profitable period of the game's life, which is a compromise I've always considered fair in my estimation... DRM it up front, if you want, but promise me that like after a year or something, you'll strip it out for us).
I'm looking forward to more of these. I was unsure how deep the documentary would go and before we even get documentary stuff, to have just flat out "here's what we're thinking/doing" while the fundraising is still ongoing is giving me cause for optimism.
Also, as a side-point, I didn't see it discussed anywhere here, but Apparently in the discussion between Schafer and Notch, Schafer (who said this whole Notch thing was like being proposed to in front of a huge audience on a jumbotron) told Notch it would cost at least $13,000,000 to make a Psychonauts sequel. To which Notch responded "Yeah, I can do that". -- source: http://pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Just-how-much-money-down-mine-anyway-Mojang-Psychonauts-2-could-need-least-13M-Not
That seems crazy, unless Notch and Mojang have raked in far more money in the last six months (since they reached $60,000,000 in sales) than we are aware of. I mean, even if Notch personally has $30,000,000 sitting in an account somewhere, that's almost half of it. God damn. Either he's far wealthier than we know, he's gambling that the investment will pay off far more than any publisher is willing to prognosticate, or he just doesn't give a fuck and really wants that Psychonauts!
(I posted this to General, because it seems that this whole thing has been so widely discussed and such a catalyst for discussion industry-wide that it might be worth more of a general view than just a Tim Schafer or Double Fine or Double Fine Adventure forum - and then, which one of those to place it in, anyway? But feel free to do whatever if you disagree.)