Fresh speculation as to the possibility of a new addition in the Pyschonauts series has cropped up on the Internet today, courtesy of Tim Schafer’s highly acclaimed Double Fine studio.
Eagle-eyed users browsing the company’s official website have reported that the site has uploaded an image of what appears to be the Pyschonauts logo in the ‘Projects’ section; further examination shows it is possible to discern a ‘Coming Soon’ banner across the logo itself, seemingly hinting that a future title is in the works.
Even so, official confirmation on the existence of a new game has yet to be announced, so we’d advise you to file this under ‘rumour’ for now – at least until we hear otherwise.
Schafer has since issued a statement on the matter, confirming that no sequel is currently in the works:
"Man, who knew how much excitement a little darkness could bring? The truth is we are just putting together a new page about 'The Excellent Game Psychonauts.' We're not announcing any new games or anything. Sorry if we confused anybody! We lightened up the image to hopefully make things clearer", he told Next-Gen.biz.
Still, he hinted that the studio would like to pursue such a project, provided they had the necessary funds to do so:
"Not right now, but we’d love to [make a sequel to Psychonauts] someday. If anyone out there has a few million dollars burning a hole in their pocket, and would like to help us make an Excellent Sequel to Psychonauts, please let us know!"
Donations in the post then!