The spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Yooka-Laylee, has successfully launched for almost every console earlier this year in April – except for the Nintendo Switch. Playtonic Games was actually planning on releasing Yooka-Laylee on the Nintendo Wii U but it was ultimately cancelled, due to technical issues and probably the fact that the Switch had such a successful launch.
Playtonic Games has updated us on the progress of the Switch title via their official blog and the team seems to be super close to getting that thumbs up from Nintendo to get the go-ahead to put their game on the Switch.
“The Playtonic team has been working tirelessly to bring Yooka-Laylee to Nintendo Switch and we’re very nearly there (we promise!) However, we’ve encountered some final technical hurdles and had been waiting for the arrival of Unity 5.6 in order to fix them. Although this has now been released, it has unfortunately introduced other issues which we are working with Unity to resolve before we can submit to Nintendo and lock in our release timeline.”
Playtonic Games wants Yooka-Laylee to “perform as well as it possibly can on Switch,” which is why the team has been taking their sweet time with the port. We only hope that their hard work goes noticed, and that the Switch version can become the best version of Yooka-Laylee – after all, it will be the only “mobile” version of the game, so that’s something.
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