Psychonauts 2, the long-awaited and even longer-overdue platformer from Double Fine, is launching in little over a month – and here’s a story trailer to get you in the mood. While the overall art direction doesn’t personally appeal to this particular author, it’s hard not to be impressed by some of the sheer variety on display – this looks every inch the zany successor fans will have been dreaming of.
Unfortunately, there’s no native PlayStation 5 version in the pipeline, meaning that while the game has been optimised to leverage the next-gen system’s backwards compatibility – it’s being held back a tad on Sony’s new console. You can expect 1440p resolution at 60 frames-per-second, compared to full native 4K at 60 frames-per-second on Xbox Series X. There are even 120 frames-per-second options for Microsoft’s machines.
Of course, it’s worth recognising that Double Fine is now a Microsoft subsidiary, and this is only coming to PlayStation at all because it was promised before the buyout. If you’re still on a PS4 or PS4 Pro then the title will max out at 30 frames-per-second, so you’re still getting the best possible PlayStation performance on the PS5. It’s just something to keep in mind!