Yooka-Laylee, the upcoming platformer inspired by Rare’s classic games of yesteryear, has been delayed until Q1 if 2017, according to developer Playtonic Games and publisher Team17.
The game was originally supposed to be released this October and is to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. VideoGamer reports that Gavin Price, Platonic MD has stated:
“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.”
Although we’re going to have to wait a bit, no doubt seeing new trailers and gameplay will help tide us over. The game will be showcased at this year’s E3.