For some video game developers, the game they’re making isn’t an exclusive. In fact, they want the game to release on as many platforms as possible. This is because they not only want the people to play it, but because that can lead to more profit. But sometimes it takes longer for certain versions to be made, tested, and released. For the team behind the action-platformer Yooka-Laylee, they wanted to make a Nintendo Switch version of the game, and now, they’re finally getting around to doing that.
This comes straight from developer Playtonic, who made a post on Twitter saying that Yooka-Laylee is in Switch testing right now. This means they’re porting the game over to Nintendo’s new console, and they’re making sure there are no significant bugs on the system. They don’t have a date for release yet, but it could be coming soon.
For those asking, with this game update complete we’re now entering console & Switch specific testing & should have final date shortly after
— Playtonic (@PlaytonicGames) June 27, 2017
Yooka-Laylee’s journey has been an interesting one. The team at Playtonic are veterans of Rare, specifically those who helped create the original Banjo-Kazooie games that are beloved by fans. They wanted to make something like that again, so thus Yooka-Laylee was born. They took the project to Kickstarter to get funded, and they did that, and then some.
However, the game was met with delays, and when the product finally released, it wasn’t quite as grand as people hoped. In fact, it had a lot of bugs and issues. To this end, a lot of people think that this delayed launch on the Switch could be beneficial, as Playtonic has had time to fix and adjust everything to make the game more complete.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see when the game comes out.