In a shocking development that originated from a Tweet, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson and Double Fine Productions head Tim Schafer are currently discussing the possibility of the former helping the latter to finally develop and release Psychonauts 2.
Early this morning, Notch took to Twitter and saw a post from RockPaperShotgun about Schafer’s desire to make Psychonauts 2 and how he needed “someone to just give me a few million dollars.” Upon reading, the star developer of Mojang decided to take matters into his own hands.
“Let’s make Psychonauts 2 happen,” he proclaimed to Schafer in a Tweet.
To prove he wasn’t kidding around, he later added, “I’m serious.”
After seeing Notch’s remarks, Schafer responded vaguely.
“Oh wait,” he posted. “Hm. This is interesting.”
Eurogamer was then able to get a comment regarding the situation through a spokesperson, who confirmed that the duo were now formally discussing the possibility of bringing Psychonauts 2 into reality.
“Tim and Markus are talking,” said the representative. “Who knows what might happen?”
Later, Notch himself confirmed that he and Schafer were chatting.
“Me and @TimOfLegend are talking to each other via email, and he’s cool with me saying whatever I want about it,” he wrote once again on his Twitter account. “He’s, like, super awesome.”
Despite the hype and buzz this news is sure to generate among gamers, especially fans of the original title, Persson wanted to be sure that everyone knows anything actually happening is still quite a ways off.
“Anyway, please don’t get your hopes too high yet,” he replied. “Everything is extremely vague!”
Schafer himself has yet to make a statement since his initial response.