A number of concepts for video games that includes characters within the Yooka-Laylee universe are floating round on the studio.
Yooka-Laylee builders Playtonic have been teasing their subsequent sport for a while now, however the newest large announcement they made was not a brand new sport, however the opening of Playtonic Mates, a brand new publishing label devoted to supporting indie builders across the business. However followers of their work needn’t worry- it appears they’re extra targeted than ever on delivering new video games.
Talking in an interview with Eurogamer, Playtonic boss Gavin Worth gave assurances that the brand new publishing label will perform with a staff that’s separate from Playtonic’s improvement employees. In reality, the studio has truly been staffing up because it continues engaged on its upcoming projects- and “a number of” video games appear to be within the works on the similar time.
“We’re truly going to be rising our improvement measurement, purely targeted on attaining new video games within the Yooka-Laylee universe,” Worth stated. “For the primary time in historical past there’s a number of issues on the go.”
When requested about what issues Playtonic within the works so far as new video games are involved, Worth hinted that there’s scope for lots of video games that includes characters from the Yooka-Laylee universe that will be “crowd-pleasers” for followers of the sequence. He then need on to speak about two concepts specifically that the event staff is happy to work on.
“There’s all the time going to some issues which I’d say are a pure crowd-pleaser for our followers, but it surely’d even be nice to begin shocking them with one thing surprising as effectively,” he stated.
“One sport we’re fascinated with doing we’re like, wow, this sport can be nice to have introduced two years earlier than launch and inside that two years there’s truly scope to maintain doing heaps and many cool surprises inside these two years. The very fact it could be identified about for some time may very well be proper.
“After which there’s one other sport which is rather like ‘wow, it could be nice if we may simply say nothing, after which someday push a launch button… tada!’ It may completely spectacularly backfire, you simply by no means know.”
No matter it’s, right here’s hoping their subsequent challenge is introduced quickly. Whereas the primary Yooka-Laylee was a moderately inconsistent expertise despite the clear homage it paid to the Banjo-Kazooie video games, its follow-up, Yooka-Laylee and the Unattainable Lair, was a significantly better platformer, owing extra of a likeness to Uncommon’s 2D sidescrolling Donkey Kong Nation titles.
We’ll maintain you up to date as and when new particulars come our means, so keep tuned.