Starbreeze AB has signed a publishing agreement with Double Fine Productions for the release of Psychonauts 2, planned for 2018.
Starbreeze will invest $8 million to bring Psychonauts 2 to PC and other console platforms via digital channels, but has arranged an 85 per cent initial revenue share with Double Fine until this investment is recouped. The revenue share will drop to 60 per cent after the investment is recouped.
Double Fine retains 100 per cent of the Psychonauts IP.
"Many of us gamers who’ve grown up during 70’s and 80’s have at some point come across the great games from Double Fine and Tim Schafer. Games like Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Brütal Legend are all in the list of personal all time favourites for many of us. 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 Bo Andersson-Klint, Starbreeze CEO.