Minecraft creator ready to help make Psychonauts sequel
Markus “Notch” Persson has offered to help fund Psychonauts 2, following an interview in which creator Tim Schafer quipped that he only needs “a few million dollars” to get started.Steve Watts
February 7, 2012 3:30 PM14
Psychonauts will get a sequel, if the creator of Minecraft has anything to say about it. In response to reports that Tim Schafer would make Psychonauts 2 if he could get the funds, indie developer Markus ‘Notch’ Persson offered to work with him to revive the dormant property.
Schafer had told Rock Paper Shotgun that he’s pitched Psychonauts 2, but no publishers have taken him up on it. “I’d have to convince someone to just give me a few million dollars,” he said. “That’s all.”
In response, Persson tweeted to Schafer, “Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen.” He later confirmed this was in response to the RPS interview, ending with, “I’m serious.” So far, Schafer hasn’t explicitly responded to the idea.
Persson would likely have plenty of money to fund such a project, since Minecraft has sold nearly 5 million copies. That revenue has gone into funding other projects from Mojang Specifications, of course, but Persson himself isn’t hurting for money. We can’t say if this will go any further than a spontaneous offer, but if it does, we could be seeing the beginnings of a match made on Twitter.