But currently, other ideas keep getting in the way.
In conversation with Kotaku, which asked Schafer about Bethesda turning Dishonored into a franchise and whether he thought about doing the same for his games, he replied, “When we have a game that’s as successful as Dishonored, and makes that much money, we probably would do a sequel. Honestly, currently the only reason we haven’t done a sequel is we always have some other idea that we want to do. They wanted me to do a sequel for Full Throttle at [Lucasarts] but I had the idea for Grim [Fandango], and if I’d made the sequel for Full Throttle I wouldn’t have made Grim, and so on and so on.
Regardless, Schafer does have ideas for sequels for all of his games. “Every one of our games is like, ‘Oh, now I see how to make that game correctly. Oh, I have a lot of ideas of how to make those mechanics better,’ or whatever. So I’d love to get that chance to do that. And there’s certain games that keep popping up, like Costume Quest. There’s an automatic reminder about Costume Quest every year called Halloween, which makes me think about making a sequel to that game every year.”
Currently, Double Fine Productions is busy with Broken Age.