It was always a bit of an unlikely dream, but now Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has officially stepped away from financing Psychonauts 2.
Minecraft creator, Markus “Notch” Persson will no longer be funding the Psychonauts 2 project.
Double Fine founder Tim Schafer revealed to VentureBeat that when he told Persson just how much the game would approximately cost to fund, Schafer said “I think I gave Markus a heart attack when I told him how much Psychonauts 2 would cost.”
Over on Reddit, Persson gave his own insight as to why he changed his mind. “I somewhat naively thought that ‘a couple of million’ was two million. I had no doubt in my mind that a Psychonauts 2 would earn that money back easily” said the Minecraft creator. “Turns out they wanted 18 million dollars, haha. I don’t have the time at the moment to even try to get educated enough to make an 18 million dollar deal. Perhaps in some distant future when I’m no longer trying to make games, I could get into angel investing. I’ve made one privated investment into a game so far, at $100K, and it’s frankly a lot more work that I thought.”
Double Fine is focused on finishing the Double Fine Adventure, the Kickstarter project that Schafer and Double Fine put up last year that was taken by storm. As soon as that game is finished, Double Fine will be looking for investors to get Psychonauts 2 into production.
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