It is funny what topics end up becoming a focus for gamers leading up to its launch. Sometimes the focus can be geared toward its length, while other times it can be aimed at its look. For Yooka-Laylee, neither of those are an issue as the game approaches its April release date.
Traditionally speaking, games cost $60 here in the United States. That is the usual AAA cost and Yooka-Laylee certainly is a AAA experience. So you would think the game will cost $60 as a result, right? That is not the case as Playtonic Games and publishing partner, Team17, are going to sell it for $40.
This is an interesting decision and one that will benefit gamers immensely. Andy Robinson, who is the communications director at Playtonic Games, told We Write Things why they decided to ring the price of the game in at $39.99 instead of your traditional $59.99 price.
“We want to reach as broad an audience as possible with Yooka-Laylee and hopefully help a brand new generation of gamers experience the open-world platforming genre for the first time. We’ve been able to develop our first game thanks to the amazing support of our 70,000 Kickstarter backers and although they’re getting the game for a much bigger discount, if possible we wanted to pass on a saving to those who missed the crowdfunding campaign too,” Robinson said.
When you take a look at Yooka-Laylee, it certainly gives off the impression of appeal. The upcoming open-world platformer is going to have the best chance to reach as many people as possible. From the content inside of the game, to its rating, to its price, Yooka-Laylee is pressing the right external buttons to acquire a massive audience.
Gameplay is another area where Yooka-Laylee will shine. The two main characters, Yooka and Laylee, will work together to pull off some crazy moves. Players will gradually gain new moves and abilities through their time in the game. Gameplay will be king come April 11, which is when the game launches on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around here at We Write Things for more from our interview with Playtonic Games.