Yooka-Laylee 2 is rising. Great growth of Playtonic Games thanks to Tencent’s investment

The first installment of Yooka-Laylee did not impress fans of classic 3D platformers. However, PlayTonic did much better with a great spin-off of this game. Good enough that the team is preparing a full-fledged sequel to this IP for us.

Last week it turned out that Tencent has purchased a majority stake in Playtonic Games studio. The company ensures that despite this event will keep creative control over their IPs. The CEO of Playtonic announced that, thanks to a cash injection from the Chinese giant, Playtonic will grow enormously in the coming months, expanding from one small group of developers to several cooperating teams.

The first fruit of this investment will be creation sequel to Yooka-Laylee, a 3D platformer from 2017.

“We’ve talked with Tencent for a long time – mostly about the future of 3D platformers and our big plans. (…) I didn’t think they’d be interested in Playtonic. But it turned out that Tencent had a special division dedicated to 3D platformers. So we worked closely together. that could possibly make the Yooka-Laylee IP so popular that you will see it on children’s meal boxes in big fast food chains, “said PlayTonic’s Gavin Price.

Now it remains to wait for the first information about Yooka-Laylee 2. After an excellent 2D spin-off in the form of Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, we can expect an attractive production.

Source: https://www.vgchartz.com/article/451591/playtonic-developing-a-sequel-to-original-yooka-laylee/

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