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The Making of Psychonauts December 27, 2018

Posted by Maniac in Game News.

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season. I personally spent it with a brand-new VR headset. With it, I’ve finally been able to catch up on playing a laundry list of VR-only games that I was previously unable to experience. My favorite game to play on it so far? Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, the VR-only sequel to the 2005 cult classic, Psychonauts.

Let’s face it Psychonauts is a beloved game that many gamers still cite back to all these years later, but its development was not easy. It was created by a first-time studio who were veterans of entirely different kinds of games. It switched publishers at least once, and nearly ran out of funding on at least one occasion. It launched later than expected and despite great reviews initial sales were not good. The guys over at 2-Player Productions, one of the finest documentary studios in existence, produced an incredible three-part video about the making of the original Psychonauts. If you’re a fan of the game or just love the work of Tim Schaffer, You should give it a watch.

Psychonauts is out now for Xbox, PS2 and PC. It’s also available as a digital download on Steam, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin is out now for PSVR and Steam VR.

A lot of fans of the original game will be happy to know a full sequel is currently in development for PC and modern consoles. Psychonauts 2 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2019.


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