Yooka-Laylee has been delayed to 2017.
In a news update on Playtonic Games’ website, they had this to say about the decision:
As well as revealing the first gameplay in over a year, this video also confirms that, after long consideration and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017.
While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally projected in our Kickstarter, the Playtonic team has decided that it would prefer to add a few extra months’ polish to the game schedule.
Ultimately, this will allow us to deliver a better game to the tens-of-thousands of you who’ve supported us throughout development. And that’s what we all want, right?
Alongside the news, a new trailer was released for the game just ahead of E3 2016. You can view it below.
You can expect to see more of Yooka-Laylee next week, and for it to finally release sometime in Q1 2017.