Playtonic Games Announces That Yooka-Laylee Has Gone Gold

Playtonic Games brought many ex-Rare developers together, while Yooka-Laylee gave Kickstarter users another high-end spiritual successor to back. While some of those don’t quite work out well, Yooka-Laylee’s road to release has been as smooth as can be and will see release soon. Today, Playtonic announced that 21 months after the Kickstarter campaign launched, the much-anticipated successor to Banjo-Kazooie has gone gold. Kickstarter backers can choose their final platform of choice, and the game itself will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on April 11.

The Xbox One would play host to every entry in the Banjo-Kazooie franchise and its spiritual successor – so in a sense, that version feels very fitting. This will be the first BK-style game on a Sony system, while PC users being able to use any controller they want does make that a very tempting option for those wanting to either go with an Xbox One-style controller or use an N64-style pad for retro-style authenticity.