Yooka Laylee game developers decided to remove the voice of John Tron, a YouTube celebrity after racist comments appeared. Apparently, users scold Jonathan Jafari (JonTron) after he made some comments regarding political topics, immigration, and race. This is the reason for which game developers of Yooka Laylee announced to no longer use his voice work for their game.
The new game has a co-op version to help gamers who are beginners
Nevertheless, despite this controversy, the game still has a lot of fans. When we think of the game industry, nostalgia weights a lot. Playtonic Games, formed by mane ex-Rare employees who previously worked at the N64 game, will release Yooka Laylee in just two weeks. Yooka Laylee is a 3D platform which can be traced back to other significant titles like Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Banjo-Kazooie.
Back in 2015, when Playtonic Games announced the new game, they needed less than 60 minutes to collect the necessary funds of $175,000 to start working at the game. In less than 24 hours, the team managed to gather $1 million. Yooka Laylee managed to raise more than $2 million. Gamers have an appetite for titles like the iconic N64. However, for Gavin Price, the managing director and creative lead of Playtonic Games, Yooka Laylee is not just a game meant to bring back the 3D platform of old times.
Yooka Laylee will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Price argues that the team of developers struggled to attract the core audience, the gamers who supported their efforts and helped them develop a game which made them proud. Nevertheless, there were some who did not show support when needed, but, despite this, Playtonic Games is trying to be a game maker which offers games to every player out there who trusts their efforts in the end and praises their work.
Price also noted that some gamers who are beginners might not know exactly how they could complete their mission or the game’s objective, but they could at least have fun meeting all the characters. They also introduced the co-op version to help beginners learn more about the game and become better at playing it. Price stated that this is only one of the methods which they use to grow the number of fans.
Besides the digital release for PC, Xbox One and PS4 on April 11th, Playtonic Games and Team 17 are bound to team up with Sold Out to bring the new game to retail.
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