Independent Swedish developer and publisher Starbreeze AB announced today that it will be publishing Double Fine Productions' Psychonauts 2 in 2018. Starbreeze will be investing $8 million to complete the game for PC and home consoles. Double Fine raised $3.8 million for the game on crowd-funding platform The Fig and self-funded part of the game before Starbreeze stepped in.
"We're very proud to be able to add this prominent collaboration to our Publishing business. Starbreeze is looking forward to support Double Fine in bringing the new and exciting game Psychonauts 2 to young and old gamers worldwide," said Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson-Klint.
"Starbreeze is the perfect partner for Double Fine and our backers on Psychonauts 2," said Double Fine CEO Tim Schafer. "Their expertise in not just developing and publishing games, but supporting them after launch will be a great benefit for players of the game."
Psychonauts 2 picks up right after the events of the first game and the PlayStation VR release Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin. Raz is finally ready to become a real Psychonaut, but ends up having to deal with split loyalties.
Double Fine retains complete ownership over Psychonauts 2. Starbreeze will have an initial revenue share of 85 percent, which will drop to 60 percent after its investment is recouped.