‘Worms’ Creator Team17 to Help Publish Yooka-Laylee

Playtonic Games recently wrapped up a highly successful Kickstarter for their Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor, Yooka-Laylee, but now they’re turning to help in an unlikely place. The company today announced that they have partnered with Team17 to help develop and publish Yooka-Laylee.

“From the very start we said that we’d welcome only a partner that could genuinely improve the creation of our game, while respecting the independence and creative autonomy of our development team,” said Gavin Price, Cretive Lead at Playtonic. “Team17’s 25-year industry-leading expertise will significantly benefit Yooka-Laylee in a myriad of ways, not least in expanded localisation, improved QA testing, certification and access to vastly better resources for our team. Working alongside such a strong partner will allow the Playtonic team to focus 100% of our efforts on building the best possible version of Yooka-Laylee for backers and new fans alike.”

The UK-based Team17 is best known for creating the Worms and Alien Breed series, but has recently turned to publishing indie titles with titles such as LA Cops, Beyond Eyes and The Escapists.