After being delayed twice already, developer Double Fine has revealed via Twitter that Psychonauts 2 is in a playable state, and will definitely be coming to consoles and PC this year. Amongst numerous other tweets celebrating the original Psychonauts' 16th anniversary today, Double Fine's official Twitter account confirmed to fans that the game is, in fact, in a playable state right now. while also confirming that the game will indeed be releasing this year after previous delays.
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.
— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) April 19, 2021
The follow up to Double Fine's 2005 debut title was originally set to launch in 2019, but was pushed back to 2020, before being set back again last July. It's reassuring to hear confirmation that the sequel will indeed be available this year, even if the release date hasn't yet been revealed.
In other Psychonauts news, the original game was recently discounted by 50% on Steam, meaning it might be a perfect opportunity for new fans to give the platforming series a try before the next game arrives, or for old fans to revisit the original.
Psychonauts 2 will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.