Big Yooka-Laylee Update Today on PS4 & Xbox One Brings Camera Improvements & Much More

August 10, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

Yooka-Laylee Update

Bringing camera improvements, the ability to fast-forward through dialog, skip past cut-scenes, and much more, Yooka-Laylee update 1.03 is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Playtonic Games has announced. It weighs in at 1.8GB.

The first major update to Yooka-Laylee since launch, here’s the Spit ‘n’ Polish patch highlights:

  • New music added to the pause menu
  • New manual camera mode added with minimal assist (updated with further viewing distance)
  • Camera design improvements throughout game (less scripted cameras, door cams now appear behind player etc)
  • Pagies have added signposts to Hivory Towers to help guide players to new worlds
  • Design tweaks to all arcade games
  • Improved speed when scrolling through Totals Menu
  • New option for shorter ‘gibberish’ voice sound FX
  • New speech volume option
  • New ability to speed through dialogue by holding Y
  • Cut-scenes can now be skipped with Y
  • New moves section added to pause menu, with image guide
  • Restart option added in the pause menu during arcade games and Kartos challenges
  • ‘Sonar-able’ objects now have clearer visual identity
  • Laser move no longer requires player to crouch
  • Minecart control and hitbox improvements, plus new visual effects
  • Transformation control improvements
  • Improved first-person aiming controls
  • New first-person aiming control options added
  • Improved flying controls
  • When transformed, collecting butterflies now restores energy
  • Hunter tonic now tracks the last 30 Quills and Casino Tokens, in addition to the Health and Power Extenders. It will also whistle at the location of the closest rare collectable.
  • Health UI is now always visible when low
  • Design tweaks in various areas (Black Hole in One, Gloomy Gem Grotto etc)
  • Arcade games now support per player control settings, such as vibration, inverted aim and sensitivity
  • Improved Rampo boss fight
  • Performance improvements
  • Audio improvements

Some of the many bug fixes added with the update include a fix where Pagies would not be saved if the player exchanged Casino Tokens and then closed the game, a fix for a geometry gap in Capital Cashino which the player could fall through, and a fix for the issue where the Super Sized or Sssmashing Trophies/Achievements wouldn’t unlock. If you’re playing on PS4, Playtonic notes that, “due to platform policy, those affected by this issue on PS4 will NOT have any missing Trophies automatically awarded, without starting a new game.”

[Source: Playtonic Games, Carlos]