Double Fine's Tim Schafer has said they while some at the studio are relaxing, other teams have moved on to "secret stuff" as they're "always thinking" about something new.
The boss believes just because something is successful and fans want a sequel, it doesn't mean you should necessarily "give it to them." Full Throttle 2 would mean no Grim Fandango.
"Well, some of them are relaxing. Some of them are working on... secret stuff," Schafer told in an interview. Double Fine has been working their butts off on Brutal Legend, starring Jack Black. It's due on Xbox 360 and PS3 this October 16th.
"A lot of them are playing the game, you know? We're doing some tests in multiplayer, you know, testing and thinking about ideas for a new game," he said. "We're always thinking about it. But now different teams are starting to formulate what they'll be working on next."
"I would love to make another Psychonauts game. If you have a few million dollars on you, I will make one for you," joked the studio boss. It was a critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful game from Double Fine.
"I would have liked to have made a sequel to Full Throttle or Grim Fandango or Day of the Tentacle, but then we had this other idea for something else we wanted to make, you know a new game."
"You always have some other new game you want to make and that's always more fun. People ask for sequels but deep down, I think what's better for them is to give them something new," he continued.
"If we had made another Day of the Tentacle game I would never had made Full Throttle, and if I had Full Throttle 2 I never would have made Grim Fandango."
"People, when they like something, if you've done it right they should always ask for a sequel because they liked it and they want more, and that's correct. But that doesn't mean you necessarily should give it to them. I think what they would like more and what the industry would thrive on more is a new idea."
Are you looking forward to Double Fine's 'new idea' in Brutal Legend?