Yooka-Laylee Delayed to Q1 2017, New Gameplay Trailer Released

June 6, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Playtonic Games and publisher Team17 announced today that Yooka-Laylee will now release in Q1 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Originally planned for October 2016, Yooka-Laylee has been pushed to 2017 so Playtonic can make sure it’s polished, Creative Director Gavin Price explained:

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.

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. 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. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who’ve supported us throughout development.

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.

Playtonic adds that the Q1 2017 release window is “firm,” so don’t expect the open-world platformer to suffer any further delays.

For more Yooka-Laylee, here’s a video of it running on PS4:

In the future, Playtonic will detail the unique boss fights, mine cart challenges, Arcade games, quiz shows, co-op, and eight multiplayer games.

[Source: PS Blog]