Psychonauts 2 will no longer be releasing in 2018 as previously announced. Developer Double Fine revealed the Psychonauts 2 delay in a development update. The studio said that they now know “a lot more about the size and scope of the game we are going to make,” and that a 2018 release was no longer realistic for them.
Here’s the delay announcement from Double Fine:
Now we are in full swing, we know a lot more about the size and scope of the game we are going to make, how long it will take us to make it, and the amount of time we need to make it be great. From those projections we know that Psychonauts 2 will not be shipping in 2018, like we originally estimated when we published the Fig campaign two years ago.
We love the game we’re making and we want to make sure that Psychonauts 2 is something you’ll love too — a game that carries on the legacy of Psychonauts in a meaningful and special way. We’re making great progress, but we want to make sure the game has the time it needs to shine.
We’re sorry that you’ll have to wait a little longer than we first estimated, but we’re also hopeful that you’ll understand it will mean being able to deliver a better game. We’re really excited about the things we’re making, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
On the brighter side, Double Fine did release a new video for Psychonauts 2 showing off the Aquato family:
Psychonauts 2 is now expected to release in 2019.