Update: They are looking to bring the game to retail which hopefully means it is coming.
Yooka-Laylee has already gotten off to a good start with an immensely successful Kickstarter campaign and now the team at Playtonic are looking to bring the 3D platformer to retail. The company announced today that Team17 will be publishing the game at retail and it will be released next year. Team 17, the team behind Worms, will help Playtonic out with localisation, certification, QA, marketing and other business matters.
“Team17 has significant experience in making the most of releasing a game,” explained Gavin Price, creative lead and studio head at Playtonic.
“Personally I feel it would be a great shame if after our great Kickstarter success, we delivered on our promise of a great game and then it underperformed sales-wise because we didn’t have the knowledge, or made a mistake in the way we released or marketed the game.”
“Thanks to our Kickstarter backers, we’re on a really positive trajectory and Team17 is acting like a booster for us on top of that by handling non-game dev tasks.”
“[This partnership] is probably more significant than either Team17 or Playtonic fully realise right now,” she says. “They are friends of ours and we want to help it make sense for everyone.
Thanks, Luma Party