On social media, Double Fine released a statement confirming that Psychonauts 2 is seemingly on track to release later this year. An exact release date wasn’t provided, but from the tone of the statement itself, it seems like we may be hearing more in the (hopefully) near future.
Double Fine Confirms Psychonauts 2 Coming Later This Year
It’s been a long time since the first Psychonauts game was released in 2005. A decade later, the highly anticipated sequel Psychonauts 2 was announced in 2015. The game’s release has been pushed back by a number of delays, so it makes sense that some would have doubts regarding the game's current 2021 release window.
First, Psychonauts 2 was scheduled to release in 2018, then in 2019, and then it was delayed to 2020. Given the state of the world in 2020, it wasn’t surprising to hear that Psychonauts 2 was delayed once again, this time to 2021.
For those concerned that Psychonauts 2 may end up being delayed to 2022, Double Fine has some encouraging words which they shared today on social media.
And yes, Psychonauts 2 is this year and yes I've been mentioning that here and elsewhere for a while but no I can't tell you when because someone from THE COMPANY would arrange for a mysterious "cactus accident" to happen to me...— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) April 19, 2021
But it is real. It is playable. It is coming.
“And yes, Psychonauts 2 is this year and yes I’ve been mentioning that here and elsewhere for a while but no I can’t tell you when because someone from THE COMPANY would arrange for a mysterious “cactus accident” to happen to me… But it is real. It is playable. It is coming.”
Not only does this statement confirm that Psychonauts 2 will release in 2021 as planned, but the note about being “playable” sounds promising. If a playable build of Psychonauts 2 exists, fans likely won’t have to wait too much longer before an official release date is announced.
At least, that’s what we’re speculating. If Psychonauts 2 is coming in 2021 and there are eight months left of 2021 (we know, it sounds wild to say that) we’d have to be hearing about it soon. Right?
Our guess is there may be an announcement during the summer with online E3 events planned. It's the perfect time for a release date trailer so... fingers crossed.
Overall though, we’re really looking forward to Psychonauts 2 and are delighted to hear the game is on track to release this year. While we wait for additional information from Double Fine, we’re curious what your thoughts are.
Do you think we could hear a release date announcement for the game this summer, or will it be closer to Fall 2021? Let us know on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter!