Tencent bought a minority stake on Playtonic. Playtonic is a UK developer and publisher, and they are the ones behind Yooka-Laylee.
Because of this investment, GamesIndustry says that Playtonic will be able to “more than double its headcount” and “expand to three development teams”.
A sequel to the original
It is also going to help the studio create some more games. Although details about these games were very little, it was mentioned that one of the games will be a sequel to Yooka-Laylee, which released in 2017. It will not be a sequel to the most recent game to release in the franchise, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, which was released in 2019.
This might indicate that it will become a 3D game like the original instead of a 2D title like the Impossible Lair.
Thwart Capital B on the go, with your favourite buddy duo – Now on Nintendo Switch™!
Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!
Using their arsenal of special moves, our heroes will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — stunning new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more!
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