We were promised by Playtonic Games an update in regards to the switch port of Yooka-Laylee. They finally delivered with a new blog post. However, gaming enthusiasts would find that the studio didn’t really have good news about the port.
The team has been working hard on the port of Yooka-Laylee. However, they’ve encountered some final technical hurdles and had been waiting for the arrival of Unity 5.6 in order to fix them. And even when this was released, it has unfortunately introduced other issues that have prevented them from submitting the port to Nintendo.
The development team apologizes for the wait Switch users have to face to play Yooka-Laylee. The Studio is entirely committed to bringing the best experience for the owners of the hybrid console.
“We understand the frustration that it’s taken so long to get the game in your hands but we hope that you understand that we’re working as fast as we can and want the game to perform as well as it possibly can on Switch.”
One last thing in regards to the update, the studio also shared a video that previews the current state of the port. In it, we can see the game running on the Switch.
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) September 25, 2017
It will take longer for Playtonic to actually finish development on the Switch port of the platformer. However, it seems like they really didn’t want to stumble upon these issues. One last thing the company talked about was about the introduction of two new employees to their ranks.
“Engineer Josué joins fresh from a season or two tinkering fiendishly addictive sports game New Star Soccer and more. Keen to develop gameplay mechanics outside of the ball variety, he’s now Playtonic’s midfield enforcer, dishing out crunching tackles to lesser programmers.” Then they talk about the new environment artist. “Anthea is almost as good at art as she is at swearing like a white van man, particularly when losing at lunchtime Mario Kart. It’s enough to make the wallpaper peel…”
We wish the best of luck for the developers at Playtonic on the port of Yooka-laylee. However, people interested in the game can buy it on platforms like the PS4 Xbox One and PC