Psychonauts 2 has been delayed until 2020.

Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2

The upcoming platform video game was supposed to be released by Double Fine later this year, but it has now been revealed by the studio - which was recently acquired by Microsoft - that a delay in the release is needed in order to make the title a better game.

In an announcement posted to Fig - the crowdfunding website where the game raised $3.9 million in funding back in 2016 - developers said: "We're now targeting next year for release. We know it's always disappointing when you have to wait a bit longer, but we also know that you are an amazing, supportive bunch, who - just like us - want the game to be as good as possible. So we're hopeful you'll understand."

Double Fine also insisted that although the company has been purchased my Microsoft, Psychonauts 2 will still honour the promised PlayStation 4 release, as well as bringing the title to Xbox One and PC.

This isn't the first time the game - which is the sequel to the hit 2005 game 'Psychonauts' - has been delayed either, as in January 2018 it was announced the title would be pushed back to this year, after previously having been given a 2018 release date.

Double Fine said at the time: "Now we are in full swing, we know a lot more about the size and scope of the game we are going to make, how long it will take us to make it, and the amount of time we need to make it be great. From those projections we know that Psychonauts 2 will not be shipping in 2018, like we originally estimated when we published the Fig campaign two years ago.

"We're sorry that you'll have to wait a little longer than we first estimated, but we're also hopeful that you'll understand it will mean being able to deliver a better game. We're really excited about the things we're making, and we can't wait to share them with you!"