In other news, Playtonic’s game now has a publisher. Playtonic chose to partner with Team 17 despite this in order to smooth over the nuts and bolts of Yooka-Laylee’s development.
Yooka-Laylee tells of two pals, the green lizard Yooka and Laylee, his sassy female bat friend, as they travel together on a platforming journey similar to Banjo-Kazooie all those years ago.
Another recent high-profile Kickstarter was Yooka-Laylee, a Banjo-Kazooie-inspired effort from its original creative team at Playtonic. Now however, it’ll also be coming to retail as Team 17 will be publishing the title as it did with The Escapists. “Playtonic took the choice to not embrace this within the Kickstarter for the very objective that it might influence on improvement and on the time of their Kickstarter it will have been an enormous danger”.
“Team17 has significant experience in making the most of releasing a game”, Playtonic head Gavin Price said, speaking to MCV.
Team17’s expertise has impressed us and Yooka-Laylee will significantly benefit in a myriad of ways, not least in expanded localisation, improved QA testing, certification and access to vastly better resources – all the business necessities that indie studios traditionally struggle with.
We’ve been following their Kickstarter campaign with interest and are delighted to welcome them onto our label and into the Team17 family, said Debbie Bestwick, Team17’s Managing Director.
Yooka-Laylee’s kickstarter concluded with a total of £2,090,104 raised back June, smashing through all its potential stretch goals.
Today though, Team17 and Playtonic Games have announced that Yooka-Laylee will be published by Team17 when it releases sometime during October 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, MAC and Linux platforms.