When a sequel is being made there is always the stress of whether or not it lives up to the standard of the original. This is true for video games, movies, and even books. The creators stress over this just as much as the fans do. For the developers making Psychonauts 2, they thought a little extra help might do the trick.
Zak McClendon, who had previously worked as a designer on Bioshock 2 has now been hired by Double Fine to be the lead designer on Psychonauts 2. This news came in the form of a Twitter post from Mclendon himself. “Could not be more excited!” he exclaimed. He has also previously worked on the Rock Band and XCOM series. His talents should be a great new addition for Double Fine.
Psychonauts 2 should become available sometime in 2018.