Although it was quickly changed, Psychonauts 2’s location on the next Steam page may reveal the release date of the next game.
After 5 years of development, the long-awaited release date for Psychonauts 2 may have finally been revealed. Psychonauts 2 was recently added to the Coming Soon section of Steam, where enthusiastic gamers noted that it appeared between two games that will be released on August 25th. This implies that Psychonauts 2 will also be released on August 25, although it has since been relocated to a more appropriate location for its official 2021 release date.
According to the Double Fine study, Psychonauts 2 is still on track for a 2021 release, but its precise release date has yet to be announced. It’s possible it was originally placed between two games that were released on August 25 as a placeholder, which would explain why it moved so quickly. However, the games in the next section are organized according to the dates set by the developers on the Steamworks site, which means that Psychonauts 2 probably had its date changed on the back-end when it moved to section 2021.
Final release dates for some games have been revealed via their position in the Steam Coming Soon section, such as the PC port of Days Gone. This is not guaranteed to be the case with Psychonauts 2, which has taken a long time to put together and may not have been fully developed for a while. Although Xbox owners can download Psychonauts 2 through the official Xbox app, the game is not finished and it is unknown when it will officially launch.
At the time of writing, Psychonauts 2 is listed between Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, which has its release date listed as TBC, and Uragun, which has its release date listed as Q4 2021. August falls in Q3, so it is It may be that Psychonauts 2 has simply been pushed back to an October, November, or December date. It’s also possible that developers just don’t want to back off into a corner by setting a specific release date that may have to be delayed. Whatever the case, Double Fine has been excitedly showing off some new Psi-Powers found in Psychonauts 2, which look good enough to release right now.
Although Psychonauts 2 takes place only a few days after the original game, it took 15 years to arrive. Part of that is because Double Fine has gone to great lengths to make sure the game accurately represents mental health. In fact, the Psychonauts 2 team has been working with a psychologist to make sure their descriptions of mental illness are accurate, which is great, as mental health seems to be a big topic in the next title. Fans of the series will see if this hard work is worth it when the game finally launches.
Psychonauts 2 is scheduled to release in 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.