Hang On A Minute, Is Xbox ANZ Teasing Psychonauts 3?

Psychonauts 2 isn't even two years old yet, and given how long the second game in the series took to develop, it'd be silly to think that a third one could be coming soon... right?!

Well, we thought so, but there's been a few interesting developments in recent days that could point towards more Psychonauts in the works. The latest such development is a somewhat cryptic tweet from Xbox ANZ, the team's Australia/New Zealand social media page.

Basically, the page has posted a 'noughts & crosses' game grid picture, with nine letters total. The purple letters within the image spell out 'psycho', while the remaining letters are simply three green crosses. So, we have three green crosses and six... psycho 'noughts'?

We must admit this is pretty cryptic and somewhat vague, but, it's pretty clear that folks are going to come to some sort of 'Psychonauts 3' conclusion here. That's not to mention that late last week, Psychonauts developer Double Fine hinted that more titles from the studio are coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Could a 'Psychonauts 3' become Xbox's next shadow drop - similar to Tango Gameworks' Hi-Fi RUSH in January? That seems unlikely given how long the second game took to develop, but, never say never - the team could be making something based heavily on the tech behind Psychonauts 2!

We'll be keeping our eyes peeled to see if this comes to anything, after all, we're now less than two weeks out from the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 where plenty of Xbox studios are expected to show off what they're working on.

What do you make of all this? Are we making a leap here or does this seem like a genuine tease? Let us know what you think down below.