Jun 6

Yooka-Laylee Launch Pushed Back to 2017

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Yooka-Laylee will not be coming out this October as originally anticipated. Playtonic Games managing director Gavin Price confirmed that the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie will now launch on Wii U, PC, PS4 and Xbox One in Q1 2017 in order to give the developers extra time to further polish the game.

U.K. news site MCV reports that Playtonic is working internally on the Wii U and PC versions, while Worms series developer Team 17 handles the PS4 and Xbox One ports. Playtonic writer Andy Robinson explained the reason the studio is focusing so much on the Wii U build,

“We naturally have so many backers who opted for Wii U. Because of the size of the team, we couldn’t take on all the consoles. You can imagine from a developer stand-point, that porting from PC to PS4 and Xbox One is slightly more straightforward than porting to Wii U.

“I also think it feels right playing it on a Nintendo system to some people.

“But the other versions will be fantastic as well.”

Technical art director Mark Stevenson also chimed in with a more nostalgic reason,

 “We wanted to make sure that Wii U gets the right attention. There is a lot of nostalgia around Banjo, Banjo heralds from Rare’s Nintendo’s days, and we are all massive Nintendo fans as well.”

To help soften the blow of the delay, the official Team 17 YouTube account put out a new E3 trailer for Yooka-Laylee.

Source: MCV

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