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Playtonic - Info on Yooka-Laylee Wii U backers moving to Switch should come later this month



I'm confused as to why this information is still a secret. I feel like when a Kickstarter is involved and you're dealing with a game funded by the public's money, you have to be a bit more clear. I'm sure there are hurdles to jump through, and hopefully those will be dealt with soon.

Categories: Consoles
Games: Yooka-Layee

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nuckles87
Sun Jan 22 17 11:48pm
Rating: 1

I imagine it's a matter of waiting until all the details are etched in stone.

thedreaminghawk
Sun Jan 22 17 11:53pm
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I'm confused as to why this information is still a secret. I feel like when a Kickstarter is involved and you're dealing with a game funded by the public's money, you have to be a bit more clear. I'm sure there are hurdles to jump through, and hopefully those will be dealt with soon.

This is exactly what I've been saying the entire time. But sadly it seems they don't seem to care much for their backers in the same way that a developer should (treating them like generic fans rather than investors who should know status updates when possible, as proven with them backstabbing backers with the Wii U cancellation, 2018 refunds and the silence on platform switching.)

I think they've been great up until now, in terms of staying connected with their backers. I would appreciate more clear answers in terms of whether the Switch version will be coming for launch or not. I can only imagine they are finalizing details rather than arbitrarily holding info. Even so, I'd rather they say "we're working out the details!" then nothing.

macgruber
Mon Jan 23 17 01:30am
Rating: 1

I could be wrong but is this not a "new update" for you? Anyone on the outside can see that they would be throwing money away by spending time on a Wii U port (like every other 3rd party that ever developed for the U). My guess is that people who payed for the Wii U version will be getting some kind of bone, hence why details have not been finalized.

thedreaminghawk
Mon Jan 23 17 11:40am
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

Doesn't matter. People paid for it, therefore it should happen to satisfy those who can't afford a switch year one and wanted a Wii U version. (With the switch version being a little bonus to come out along with the Wii U one)

The fact they backstabbed those people by not giving them any updates on the supposed "tech issue" BS before the PR release confirming the sudden cancellation showed that they didn't really give a damn about their backers in the same way a kickstarter owner should (by treating them as investors to the project rather than ordinary fans that apparently don't deserve dev info and updates)

I'll continue to be mad at the way they handled this until they admit that they didn't let the backers know about the status of the Wii U version the moment they found out and made it into a PR thing, or if they get YL out on the Switch day and date with the other systems with everything they're getting. (Physical release, Toybox, same price)

Mark my words, if they delay it until the summer/fall on Switch only because they weren't prepared to port the game to switch in such little time, IT WILL FAIL compared to the other systems unless the game is delayed for other platforms like with Rayman Legends. Nobody with multiple systems will double dip on an inferior version that lacks achievements and comes out late, not unless they really want a semi-portable experience (which I doubt will be that many switch-only owners at that point.)

The game isn't cheap after all and by the time a delayed version would come out the main focus of 3D platforming would be on Super Mario Odyssey. They don't have much time to make the best of this disaster.

hatenolife
Mon Jan 23 17 12:28pm
Rating: 1

I still don't buy the technical problem BS. The game is running on Unity and there are far more demanding games running on Wii U. They did it because the Wii U is dead whether they come out and say it or not. Which in my eyes is only okay if at least some Nintendo console gets it day 1, which doesn't look to be the case sadly :/ I knew this dream game for me was too good to be true.

I agree. You're pretty much sharing the same thoughts as me right now. Sad It's likely to be DOA or buried underneath the other titles coming out for the switch at this rate...

Unity have big optimization problems on consoles. Big games especially have trouble running on Wii U. I have read that some games had trouble on PS4 if they were not really optimized.

I've a Switch pre ordered and I backed Yooka Laylee on Wii U. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to ask for a refund as I'm hugely disappointed in what the Switch has turned out to be and won't be buying it for some considerable time. I'll buy Zelda: BOTW on Wii U and that's really all that's truly compelling on that platform for the foreseeable future. Super Mario Odyssey won't arrive this year. I guarantee it. Nintendo lie all the time about releases, just look at Zelda. They've used it to drum up interest in Switch but we'll end up with some other game being their Christmas title. I think it'll be Smash Bros. ported from Wii U with all the DLC, the last few Smash amiibo plus a couple of new characters.

I've a Switch pre ordered and I backed Yooka Laylee on Wii U. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to ask for a refund as I'm hugely disappointed in what the Switch has turned out to be and won't be buying it for some considerable time.

So you do or don't want the Switch? Lol

I had it pre ordered before the big presentation. Now I don't like what I see for the most part.

Ah, I gotcha. Kind of in the same boat myself. Still have my pre-order active but am on the fence. While I have gotten EVERY Nintendo system at launch (U.S. at least). The Switch does leave room for doubts with me.

Hasn't Nintendo stated that is almost done with development, they are just waiting for e3 to make the big splash? Or was this just a rumor? I do not think Mario Odyssey is going to get a delay because Nintendo knows how important that game will be this holiday season, but I could be wrong.

Yeah, shortly after the presentation, they said that SMO is pretty much done and that they could've had a playable demo but opted not to in favor of E3

jingleboy
Mon Jan 23 17 04:55am
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

I'm confused as to why this information is still a secret.

Probably because they're not 100% on how to do it yet. It'll be a long process because they've got to contact Kickstarter themselves and discuss the most effective way to do it, then send out surveys to contact EACH person affected (and chase up those who don't respond). They're likely researching their options of what's possible, as Kickstarter might not natively support the changing of thousands of orders like this. Unfortunately it's not just something you can click yer heels and poof, thousands of people's orders are changed.

And in about 2 months theyll post another update cancelling the Switch version.

Finally. Roll on the Switch Yooka-Laylee release date [please be a May-July timeframe, not a Sept or Oct release...]!

This is why I wish IGA would come out and state what is going to happen with the Wii U version of Bloodstained already.

This exactly.
I'm pretty sure Yooka-Laylee will arrive on the Switch but I'm dying to know if Bloodstained will get the same treatment. I really hope so. The Switch would be the perfect platform for Bloodstained.

It's still very shady that many KS backed games, that have MET and committed to Wii U stretch goals, are cancelling the Wii U versions anyway, even though, conceivably, people already "paid" for that version of the game to happen.

hatenolife
Mon Jan 23 17 12:33pm
(Updated 1 time)

Agreed. And the "you can get a refund" argument is BS because refunds aren't even available until 2018. They want you to still be excited for the game and just switch your order over to a different console.

EDIT: Unfortunately not to the Switch right away though, lol.

I was ticked off that the WiiU version was cx because I was really looking forward to it, but I was planning on getting a switch so I told myself it would be ok. Then the Jan. presentation happened and I now have no plans on getting a switch. I'm not saying I'll never get one, but the switch looks like a mess to me right now so I'm going to keep my distance from it. I'm going to get Breath of the Wild on the WiiU and have no idea what I'm going to do about Yooka Laylee.

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