Team17 has let us know that thye have partnered with Playtonic Games to work as publisher for Yooka-Laylee, the all-new 3D platformer currently in development by the creative team behind Banjo-Kazooie, one of the classic games for the Nintendo 64. Thansk to a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the game is set to be launched in 2016 for the PS4.
Gavin Price, Creative Lead at Playtonic, commented on the partnership:
From the very start we said that we’d welcome only a partner that could genuinely improve the creation of our game, while respecting the independence and creative autonomy of our development team. Team17’s 25-year industry-leading expertise will significantly benefit Yooka-Laylee in a myriad of ways, not least in expanded localisation, improved QA testing, certification and access to vastly better resources for our team. Working alongside such a strong partner will allow the Playtonic team to focus 100% of our efforts on building the best possible version of Yooka-Laylee for backers and new fans alike.
Team17’s Managing Director And Debbie Bestwick had this to say:
We have deep respect for the team at Playtonic. They have a very rich heritage and have worked on titles close to the heart of a lot of our team here. We’ve been following their Kickstarter campaign with interest and are delighted to welcome them onto our label and into the Team17 family. I can’t wait to start working together on this great game and hope this is the start of a long term partnership between Team17 and Playtonic.
Be sure to stick around at PS4blog.net where we’ll keep you updated on Yooka-Laylee and on all other release from Team17.