With Yooka-Laylee finally out, fans can finally get their hands on the latest from the creators of some of gaming's best platformers. Although it'll be up to gamers whether Playtonic has successfully made another classic, but early buzz sounds promising. To celebrate the long development process (from Kickstarter to retail release), Playtonic released a video titled "Modernizing the 3D Platformer."
It seems that although Playtonic seems keen on playing up the game’s nostalgic feel, they have added modern elements to help the game avoid feeling out-of-date. The modern elements added should help gamers feel a satisfying nostalgia without feeling wholly dated in design. Playtonic talking about the long journey and how Yooka-Laylee represents their comeback was a special highlight. It'll be interesting to see where Playtonic Games progresses from here, especially with their newly-established company. After all, the gaming industry could always use some more great 3D platformers, so keep them coming!
Yooka-Laylee is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam.
Have you picked up your copy of Yooka-Laylee? Are you hopeful for more 3D platformers in the future or do you want the industry to move away from them? Let us know in the comments below!