Double Fine Project Rumored for Leipzig Unveiling, Schafer Denies Claims (Updated)

A now-removed news post on Norwegian gaming site earlier this week claimed that Double Fine Productions' unannounced in-development game would be unveiled at the upcoming Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Last year, Vivendi Games announced a deal with the Psychonauts developer to publish a game for unspecified systems.

Shacknews contacted Double Fine founder Tim Schafer (Full Throttle, Grim Fandango), who flatly denied the rumor. Schafer is delivering a keynote address at the Games Convention Developers Conference, where the game was alleged to be announced.

"No, we are absolutely not announcing at Leipzig," said Schafer in a phone conversation. Schafer characterized the report, which claimed the heavy metal-centric game is entitled "Brutal Legend" and features Jack Black, as containing some accurate information and other inaccurate claims.

Update: Shacknews has received further confirmation of Schafer's statements from a Vivendi representative.

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    August 15, 2007 2:36 PM

    This will be an automatic blnd-purchase, whatever the game is.

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      August 15, 2007 2:40 PM

      Agreed. Can't wait for more actual info to come out either way, though.

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