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The Linux port of Psychonauts 2 will land next week

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Having you been holding out for the Native Linux port of Psychonauts 2? Well, the developer has announced after a long wait that it's just about to finally land. This was funded as part of their original Fig campaign, with Double Fine Productions previously stating they took the port "quality seriously" which was a part of the reason for the delay on it.

In a fresh update they mentioned this:

I can finally (finally!) update everyone about the MacOS and Linux versions of Psychonauts 2. I’m dang glad to say that Mac and Linux versions will be available on all major storefronts next week.

For those of you eager to play these versions, you do not need to ask for an extra game key. Everything will be provided on your Humble Games page. Please contact Humble for support - but please also remember these aren't live yet.

This has been a long journey and I know some players really wanted to play these versions sooner; time was taken to ensure they’re solid ports. The wait’s basically over! We’ll update next week as soon as they are available.

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Currently it does work very well in Proton according to various reports but I'm sure plenty will be happy to see the official port landing.

It's available to buy on GOG, Humble Store and Steam.

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ridge 19 May
Quoting: Nocifer
Quoting: ridgeLooking forward to this! Already 100%'ed the game (I couldn't help it) but I'm still excited to check out the quality of the Linux port.

If you've played the first Psychonauts, how is this story- and jazziness-wise compared to that unique gem of a game? Is it worth being called "Psychonauts"? I mean, seeing as you've 100%'ed it and are still excited about it speaks volumes, but I guess I'd still like a straight answer :)

Dibz summed it up much better than I could ever! It's so very much deserving to be called a Psychonauts game, it's lovely all around and so well written. All the characters have developed a lot, plus the level designs are very diverse and so much fun to explore as well, it's really got that signature Double Fine charm to it, but indeed it's all in a different way than the original game. And also as Dibz said, that's not a bad thing! It's just a product of its time in the best way possible.

If someone told me "I liked the original better" I would totally see it. Personally I don't know which one I like more, none of the levels are up there with the Milkman Conspiracy (but what is?), however one of the levels were extremely personal to me as someone who struggles with addiction and substance abuse, it was a very comforting journey and I respect the writers for writing it the way they did. For me the two games are tied, I can't pick a favourite.

No matter tho, if someone liked the original Psychonauts, they'll most likely love the second. It has something for everyone.


Last edited by ridge on 19 May 2022 at 4:20 pm UTC
Arehandoro 19 May
Hugs to @Dibz and @ridge for explaining something I'd struggle to do. And for support in difficult times.
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