Yooka-Laylee Delayed to Q1 2017, New Trailer Shows Off Gameplay


Yooka-Laylee, the Kickstarter-funded 3D platformer from Playtonic, has been delayed from the expected release of October 2016 to Q1 2017.

A new gameplay trailer accompanies the announcement of a delay for upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee. In a Kickstarter update, Playtronic announced that Yooka-Laylee has been pushed from its expected release in October 2016 to Q1 2017, writing “As well as revealing the first gameplay, this video also confirms that, after long consideration and knowing through dialogue with our backers 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 projected in our Kickstarter, the Playtonic team has decided that it would prefer to add a few extra months’ polish to the game schedule,” the post continues, adding that the delay will allow the team to deliver “a better game.”

“We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when Yooka-Laylee arrives early next year.”

There are also new screenshots to hold you over, which you can check out below.

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