Notch ‘can do’ $13 million for Psychonauts 2
How much would Notch have to cough up to make Psychonauts 2 a reality? $13 million–a sum the Minecraft creator “can do.”Andrew Yoon
February 14, 2012 1:15 PM43
Sure, Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions are swimming in a boatload of Kickstarter’d funds for their upcoming adventure game. But, $1.7 million isn’t enough to make a new Psychonauts game. How much would it take? The original game cost $13 million to make; a sequel would have to match the budget of its predecessor.
Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has been sitting on a lot of cash since the runaway success of his blocky creation game. Notch offered to support a sequel, with the multi-million dollar sum no problem for the designer-turned-publisher. “Yeah, I can do that,” he told Schafer.
“I feel like I was being proposed to on the jumbotron at the baseball game,” Schafer recalled to Kotaku when describing Notch’s original tweet offer.
While it seems like the pieces are falling in place, a sequel would still be years away. “These things take time to figure out–if they can be figured out–so please don’t expect any Psychonauts 2 announcements any time soon,” Schafer previously noted.
But what would a Psychonauts 2 be about? “We had a lot of plot elements that were backstory in that [first] game that we planned on revisiting in the future and tying it back in,” Schafer told Kotaku. “We had a longer story arc planned for those characters.”