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We Need To Talk About Crunch

Crunch is still all too common in the games industry. Marie Dealessandri asks Partnership HR, Sony Interactive Entertainment London Studio, Real Time UK, Playtonic and Rare how they tackle the issue

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JonTron cameo yanked from Yooka-Laylee

Developer Playtonic has announced that shamed YouTuber JonTron will no longer star in upcoming platformer Yooka-Laylee. JonTron, whose real name is Jon Jafari, found himself at the centre of controversy earlier this month after an interview in which he espoused a string of heavily racist views. As a result the …

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Yooka-Laylee gets release date, is scrapped on Wii U

Playtonic’s crowdfunded platformer Yooka-Laylee has got a release date. The game will hit PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux on April 11th priced at 34.99 for non-backers. It will be available both digitally and physically. However, Wii U backers may notice that their platform is missing from that list …

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Yooka-Laylee will get a physical edition at launch

Upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee will get a physical boxed edition at launch. In a development update the Playtonic team confirmed that Yooka-Laylee will be available physically as well as digitally when it launches early next year. Furthermore Kickstarter backers will be able to upgrade their digital pledge to a physical …

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Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

The commercial success of the new Ratchet & Clank reboot has excited the creators of Yooka-Laylee. Like Ratchet & Clank, Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer. It generated 2.1m via Kickstarter, and studio Playtonic admits it’s nervous that many of those interested in the game will already own it as a …

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The £2.1m question: Is Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee any good?

Industry commentators have taken to calling Playtonic ‘the new Rare’. But really, it’s more like the old Rare. The majority of the 20-strong team is made up of former Rare employees, and the game it’s making looks, sounds, and plays just like the 1998 Rare classic Banjo-Kazooie. And according to …

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