Tim Schafer talks Microsoft acquisition, why Japan does not like his video games, and what is after Psychonauts 2

Tim Schafer talks Microsoft acquisition, why Japan doesn't like his games, and what's after Psychonauts 2 screenshot

Tim Schafer is a hectic guy lately. As though the strain of growing Psychonauts 2 were not sufficient, he is additionally controlled to search out time to promote his studio. At E3, Schafer took the degree on the Xbox press convention to announce that Microsoft had bought Double Tremendous. It is a super get for Microsoft who is on the lookout for achieved builders so as to add selection to Xbox Recreation Go.

Large issues are at the horizon for Schafer and Double Tremendous. We had a possibility to sit down down with Schafer at PAX West to talk about all varieties of stuff — the long run and the previous, successes and regrets, large video games and small video games. And, in fact, we get into the Microsoft acquisition and what that implies for Double Tremendous.

[The following interview transcript has been lightly edited for clarity and flow.]