Playtonic Games Gives Details on First Post-Launch Update for Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic gives details on the first post-launch update that will be coming to Yooka-Laylee within the coming weeks.

on May 2, 2017 12:32 PM

Today, Playtonic Games gave fans details on what they can expect in the first post-launch patch of its recently released 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee.

In a blog post on Playtonic’s website, they said the following about this upcoming update, which it is referring to as “spit ‘n’ polish”.

In the days since launch – and as we work with speed towards the Nintendo Switch – the dev team has been frogmarched back down into the development mines to uncover our next big game update, which will add significant improvements and introduce some of the most requested features.

That means stuff like the optional ability to skip dialogue faster, bypass cutscenes or reduce those pesky gibberish voices, which should please the speedrunners among us. We’ll also be adding a sprinkling of design polish throughout the adventure and by popular request, changes to how the camera operates (gif the image on this page a look).

Many of these fixes aren’t necessarily problems with Yooka-Laylee but are instead complaints that fans have had with the game that Playtonic is now responding to. On a personal note, I’m incredibly happy to see that cutscenes are now able to be skipped since that was one of my issues with the game’s final boss.

Additionally, it’s nice to hear them mention that the Switch version of the game is being worked on with great speed since many gamers are still holding out to play the game until it arrives on the Nintendo platform.

We reviewed Yooka-Laylee last month and gave it a 7.5/10 which equates to a “good” on our scale. Yooka-Laylee is currently available on Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, and Linux. When we learn more details about this update such as when it will be released, we will be sure to let you know.

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Logan Moore is a Staff Writer at DualShockers located out of Indianapolis. He is also an audio and video production student at IUPUI who spends his free time podcasting at Model Citizens Media or micro-managing his fantasy baseball team.