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Digital Foundry examines Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair


Digital Foundry’s latest project has been to take a look at Playtonic’s charming 2D platformer Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. The colourful game is out now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The team has come away impressed with the technical aspects of the game citing superb performance on the Nintendo Switch and 4K visuals on Microsoft’s Xbox One X. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair runs at a super smooth 60fps on each console. Here’s the highlights from ResetEra member, scOULaris


  • 60fps target on all platforms, including Switch handheld/docked. Holds 60 for the vast majority of the time on all platforms.
  • 1360×765 in docked. 960×540 in handheld. Dynamic res that often reaches native 4K on Xbox One X. PS4/Pro runs at locked 1080p.
  • Every version developed in-house by Playtonic themselves
  • Texture resolution/filtering reduced on Switch compared to other platforms. Difference is harder to notice in handheld, however.


2 thoughts on “Digital Foundry examines Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair”

  1. It looks colourful and fun and I love platformers so il be getting this next week along with Witcher 3.
    Also it’s nice that they made a physical version available straight away.

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