Schafer Wants Double Fine To ‘Sell Out’
With Psychonauts struggling to meet commercial expectations and Brutal Legend suffering from publishing wrangles, the Double Fine boss has come to be seen as something of a tortured artist.
“I hate that title,” Schafer told games™. “I think it’s the worst title ever. I think people want that to be the story – it’s a good story to tell – but Psychonauts, if you really look at it, is a very commercial game, and Brütal Legend is too."
Double Fine recently announced it's next title – the download-only Costume Quest. "There’s definitely not any sort of drive to become exclusive, art-house content. I think we’re making very accessible games, and I think we’ll keep doing that until one of them is a huge hit and then people won’t say that anymore. They’ll say, ‘Double Fine sold out!’ And we’ll say, ‘We were trying to sell out with every game we made since the first one!’"
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