Today during the Xbox E3 Briefing, Microsoft announced another developer that's joining its first-party studio list under the Xbox Game Studios name, and that is the award-winning Double Fine Productions.
Studio founder Tim Schafer himself arrived on stage to announce the news, and also revealed Psychonauts 2's first ever gameplay trailer, seen above. The developer has multiple award-winning classic games under its belt like Brutal Legend and the original Psychonauts. This acquisition means Microsoft now has 15 studios in total working on games for its gaming platforms.
It has also come to light that the Psychonauts sequel will now be a published by Microsoft - although it won't be an exclusive -, with the company buying rights to the title from Starbreeze for a cool 13.2 million USD.
Psychonauts 2 will be hitting all of the previously promised platforms by the studio while it was in crowd-funding, including Xbox One, Steam, Windows 10, macOS, Linux, and PlayStation 4 systems, sometime in 2020. In addition, Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get access to the game at launch.