Playtonic Games is looking to get their debut title Yooka-Laylee released on the Nintendo Switch console as quickly as they can, according to a recent GameReactor interview with communications director Andy Robinson. In the interview, Andy said that Playtonic is “working directly with Nintendo to get it out as soon as possible for our many fans and Kickstarter backers on that platform.”
When asked how he felt about the potential success of a Switch release, Andy replied that it was too early to tell but that they were big Nintendo fans and were very excited to be working on the project.
“It’s a bit too early to go into specifics with this version, but rest assured we’re working directly with Nintendo to get it out as soon as possible for our many fans and Kickstarter backers on that platform. We’re big Nintendo fans here, so it’s very exciting to be working on Nintendo Switch.” — Andy Robinson
The game, which raised an astounding £2.1 million in crowdfunding revenue from more than 80,000 backers on Kickstarter, was originally due to be developed for the older Wii U console (along with all its other versions), but Playtonic scrapped that in favor of the newer and more powerful Switch. It is considered a spiritual successor to Rare’s 1998 N64 title Banjo-Kazooie; in fact, a majority of Playtonic’s lead staff originally worked at Rare. We’ll have to wait and see how well Yooka-Laylee lives up to the standards set by that team’s classic games and to the hopes of its many backers.
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