While Psychonauts was not exactly a hit upon its initial release back in 2005, its introduction to the Steam marketplace along with various super sales on sites like HumbleBundle.com have popularized it into what many would consider a cult favorite. Back in 2015, Double Fine productions announced a crowdfunding campaign for Psychonauts 2 which ended up raising $3.8 million, and then led to the announcement and development of a whole separate title exclusive to the PSVR, titled ‘Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin’.
While Psychonauts 2 is set to be released sometime in 2018, the new VR title will be hitting stores much sooner, on February 21st, 2017. The title seems pretty perfect to put into a first person perspective, as much of the Phychonauts universe is centered around using telekinetic powers to control the world around you. Players will use their ‘Clairvoyant powers’ to see through the eyes of other characters in the game, and will be able to use Pyrokinesis to move objects and set them ablaze.
If you’re interested in the Psychonauts series, this will be a must-have for the PSVR platform. While there have been relatively few titles released thus far that have made the PSVR a necessity for gaming enthusiasts, there are a slew of new titles on the horizon that are sure to blow the headset past it’s already enormous sale numbers.