Tech News: Psychonauts 2 is coming to Xbox Series X this year.
Psychonauts 2 has been under public consciousness since its 2015 Game Awards announcement, but we’re only now getting concrete details on the game’s launch date, with developer Double Fine confirming Psychonauts 2 is in a playable state and will be released. in 2021.
Details on Psychonauts 2 have been sparse since its initial announcement, with occasional game trailers and press conference appearances reigniting interest in the game. But now we may finally have a concrete release window.
through Twitter, Double Fine has confirmed that Psychonauts 2 will be released in 2021 and, even better, that the game is already playable. This likely means that most of Psychonauts 2’s development has been completed, paving the way for its eventual release in 2021.
And yes Psychonauts 2 is this year and yes I have mentioned it here and elsewhere for a while but no I can’t tell you when why someone from THE COMPANY would arrange for a mysterious “cactus accident” to happen to me …
But it is real. It is playable. He’s coming.
– Double Fine (@DoubleFine) April 19, 2021
Perhaps the most important version of Psychonauts 2 will be the Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S optimized version, which should allow gamers to experience the game at higher frame rates at 4K. Psychonauts 2 will also launch on the latest generation PS4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as Windows PC, Mac and Linux.
Microsoft acquired Psychonauts 2 developer Double Fine in 2019 and made the company part of its collective Microsoft Game Studios. This means Psychonauts 2 will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on the first day of release.
We are definitely excited to check out Psychonauts 2 when it finally comes out in 2021. A big selling point of the game for us is that School of Rock and Kung Fu Panda star Jack Black will be lending his voice to one of the main characters of the game. Psychonauts 2. Black previously collaborated with Double Fine on 2009’s Brutal Legend, where he recorded the voice of protagonist Eddie Riggs.