Update (Thu 24th Dec, 2020 14:00 GMT): Double Fine has now shared more details on the current state of Psychonauts 2 via a 'Holiday Update 2020' video which you can watch above, showcasing plenty of work-in-progress footage of the game, which according to Tim Schafer is now fully playable from start to finish!

Original story (Wed 23rd Dec, 2020 18:00 GMT): Among the first-party games heading to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One next year is Double Fine's Psychonauts 2, which was unfortunately delayed to 2021 back in July from its original 2020 release window.

However, in a new IGN interview, Double Fine founder Tim Schafer confirmed that the team is "pretty much closing in on finishing the game", suggesting it'll be with us in the relatively near future.

"We mostly have everything now in the game, like if you've worked in game development, the fact that I can say that we're starting to work on the end credits kind of shows you where we're at. At least for us.

By the time we're working on the end credits, we're pretty much closing in on finishing the game."

Schafer went on to explain that the studio is now in the process of polishing the title, but understandably refrained from giving an exact date, or even a release window of when we can expect the game to drop.

The most recent gameplay footage we've seen of Psychonauts 2 arrived back in August courtesy of Hollywood star Jack Black, and it looked to be in great shape even back then. We're definitely excited for this one!

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[source youtube.com]