The independent games publisher and the studio who stood behind several indie developers and helped further improve their game, Team17, has now decided to partner up with Playtonic Games to provide development resources and help publish their successful Kickstarter 3D platformer called Yooka-Laylee.
Playtonic’s Creative Lead, Gavin Price, commented that it was the right choice to choose Team17 as their publisher as they will understand and help them reach their vision for the game while still “respecting the independence and creative autonomy of our development team.”
“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.”
From the other end, Team17’s Managing Director, Debbie Bestwick, stated that the whole studio is happy to partner with Playtonic Games and they will do their best to ensure this partnership continues on the long term.
“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.”
Yooka-Laylee is planned to release on October 2016 on PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC.