While that is certainly a whole lot more money than developer Playtonic Games asked for, much of it will go to fulfilling the Kickstarter campaign’s many stretch goals.
So it sounds all rosy and good in the world of Yooka-Laylee, but how do you, as a backer, feel about this decision?
And it’s real! Playtonic Games have confirmed that Team 17 will be publishing Yooka-Laylee.
“Team17’s 25-year industry-leading expertise will significantly benefit Yooka-Laylee in a myriad of ways, not least in expanded localization, improved QA testing, certification and access to vastly better resources for our team”, Price added.
Playtonic is a new studio comprised largely of veteran developers who made their names during Rare’s heyday in the 90s – during which time they made classics such as Donkey Kong Country and Banjo Kazooie.
Team 17 is best known for its work on the longstanding Worms franchise, but has a wealth of titles under its belt.
Speaking with MCV UK, Team17 managing director Debbie Bestwick said Team17 is exploring the idea of a retail release.
“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”. “I can’t wait to start working together on this great game and hope this is the start of a long term partnership between Team17 and Playtonic”.
Players will be able to explore and expand 3D worlds brimming with collectibles and secrets that can be discovered. Billed as a “spiritual successor” to Banjo-Kazooie, the Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter was
Yooka-Laylee secured nearly £2.1m in funding on Kickstarter when its campaign closed last month, with a 2016 release planned on console and PC.