Playtonic Games has announced the 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has been delayed until 2017.
“After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017,” said Gavin Price, Creative Director and MD of Playtonic. “While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months’ polish to our schedule.”
“We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year.”
While Yooka-Laylee will not arrive until early next year, Price has revealed Yooka-Laylee will be present at E3 next week; celebrating the announcement with a brand new gameplay trailer (featured above). “We are really excited to release today the E3 trailer for Yooka-Laylee and confirm our presence in Los Angeles where we will showcase the game for the first time to the media and influencers.”
Yooka-Laylee is being developed by Playtonic Games and published by Team17, featuring the platforming duo Yooka and Laylee.
E3 2016 will begin next week on June 14 – 16 in Los Angeles, and Analog Addiction will have a lot more on Yooka-Laylee and everything E3 related over the coming weeks.