Yesterday It was announced that Yooka-Laylee would be passing over the Wii U in favor of the upcoming Nintendo Switch. Today in a interview ,developer company Playtonic Games explained the reasoning for this saying that it had nothing to do with the recent end in Wii U production. “It’s simply down to unforeseen technical difficulties” says Playtonic head Gavin Price, “Its a testament to the team that we have continued to fully explore every possible option throughout making Yooka-Laylee.
Surprisingly the Wii U version was the most requested platform for the game’s release according to their Kickstarter campaign which took place in May 2015. Playtonic will soon be releasing information on how Wii U specific backers can either choose to receive the game on a different platform or have the option of a refund.
Price continued to say that, “We’re working hard to provide Wii U fans with multiple options to let them decide how they’d like to move forwards, the Playtonic team members who backed were mostly Wii U backers too, so we know it’s not the news everyone wanted to hear but we’ll do our absolute best to make it the right decision and ensure Nintendo fans get the great experience they deserve.”
Yooka-Laylee is currently slated for a April 11, 2017 release on Playstation 4 and Xbox One with no word yet on a window for the Switch.