Yooka-Laylee E3 Trailer Released, Delayed Until Q1 2017

After slightly over a year of development, the people over at Playtonic Games have revealed the E3 gameplay trailer for Yooka-Laylee, the highly anticipated spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. While there wasn't much in the way of reveals, like we had from last week's EDGE Magazine spread, the trailer featured improved graphics over previous gameplay looks and gave almost two minutes of uncut gameplay footage.

The trailer was also accompanied by an update on the Playtonic site that the game will also be slightly delayed until Q1 2017. While this was hinted at in the EDGE article, this is the first delay in the game's development as of it. Playtonic explains on their update:

"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.

Ultimately, this will allow us to deliver a better game to the tens-of-thousands of you who’ve supported us throughout development. And that’s what we all want, right?"

While the delay may come as a disappointment to fans looking to jump into the adventure later this year, it is no question that a game with this polish usually takes longer than a year and a half to produce an excellent product. We here at the Rare Witch Project look forward to more information from Playtonic as E3 kicks off next week, and in the months ahead.
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