“It is a continuous and important process for our industry and a challenge we must face.”
Psychonauts 2 will have an invincible mode to allow more people to beat the game.
In response to a tweet from Xbox that said “to beat the game on the lowest difficulty is still to beat the game, the studio tweeted:” If you beat Psychonauts 2 with invincibility, you still beat P2. “
“All people should be able to enjoy games,” insisted a later tweet (thanks, TheGamer). “All ages, all possible needs. It is a continuous and important process for our industry and a challenge we need for me[e]t.
“The end of the day? We want you to have fun, laugh, to experience a story that affects you. On what terms you want.”
All people should be able to enjoy games. All ages, all possible needs. It is a continuous and important process for our industry and a challenge we must face.
The end of the day? We want you to have fun, laugh, to experience a story that affects you. On whatever terms you want.
– Double Fine (@DoubleFine) July 9, 2021
Another tweet teased: “‘Uh, excuse me, I beat Sword Guy Serious Time on a not hit hard mode and if [you] did not do what I do not respect you. and the like, can you even comment on things if you are not diamond six in ranking mcBlam? I do not think so ‘. Cool bud. you are sooo cool! “
As you might expect, the tweet has asked for the usual mix of awful and fantastic responses from fans, although that’s what will depend on your point of view, I guess.
Psychonauts 2 is scheduled for release on August 25. The third-person platformer has seen a number of delays, with developer Double Fine previously explaining that it needed more time to bring it up to standard, and that the studio needed time to adapt to the acquisition of Microsoft.
When the game lands later this year, you can expect to find it on Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one, and has reportedly been developed with “no crunch”.