We got a lot more information regarding Playtonic Games’ upcoming Banjo Kazooie spiritual successor called Yooka-Laylee recently, though it has now been revealed that the game will not be hitting its original October 2016 launch window. The developer has now revealed that the game has a “firm” release window of Q1 2017 for both consoles and PC, before revealing the reasons for the delay.
Playtonic creative director and MD Gavin Price said the following:
“After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans 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 planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months’ polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who’ve supported us throughout development.”
They end by saying that “We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year.”
Despite the bad news that the game has been delayed, Playtonic was able to share the E3 2016 trailer for the game that you can check out below.