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Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support

A comment on reddit has follow up to comments made almost exactly one year ago by Markus "Notch" Persson about being willing to fund Psychonauts 2, a sequel to Double Fine's adventure game. Notch explains what's changed: "I somewhat naively thought 'a couple of million' was two million. I had no doubt in my mind that a Psychonauts 2 would earn that money back easily. Turns out they wanted 18 million dollars, haha. I don't have the time at the moment to even try to get educated enough to make an eighteen million dollar deal. Perhaps in some distant future when I'm no longer trying to make games, I could get into angel investing. I've made one private investment into a game so far, at 100k, and it's frankly a lot more work than I thought." Thanks VG247 via PCGamesN.

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49. Re: Notch Backtracks on Psychonauts 2 Support Feb 5, 2013, 19:52 cento
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 19:33:
And good talent will live where they can find another job easily, if they want or need to.

This is HUGE. Almost 2 decades of industry time here - if I relocate, it'll only be to another hub, especially as I have a family dependent on me.


**edit** to add: I should note that my reference to AAA budgets were for console titles. I don't know if traditional PC oriented titles would be cheaper, since most of my PC platform dev time is over the last 4 years and THAT is MMO development which is a whole other tier higher in terms of costs.

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