Playtonic Games Details Yooka-Laylee's Day One Patch

by Kyle Hilliard on Apr 05, 2017 at 07:47 PM

Yooka-Laylee is in the hands of reviewers (here's our review!) but it doesn't officially release until April 11. When it releases, it will have receive an update and Playtonic Recently detailed what it will include.

You can find the full list of patch notes below.

  • [Fixed] Camera will become locked in place after completing Gravity Room challenge in Galleon
  • [Fixed] Grappling the seeds as they break in Planker's challenge causes erratic behaviour in Moodymaze Marsh
  • [Fixed] Game softlocks and has to be reset if the player leaves the course and faints during the Nimble race in Tribalstack Tropics
  • [Fixed] Softlock will sometimes occur on the Hub C slide if the player faints at the same moment as the timer reaching zero
  • [Fixed] If the player leaves Brreeeze Block's room in the Icymetric Palace in Glitterglaze Glacier but remains in the world and returns to the same room then the isometric camera will be deactivated
  • [Fixed] If player is killed by a bizzy in hub B and knocked back into the archive door at the exact same time, the screen will still transition. When the player respawns, they will be unable to move
  • Performance improvements to various camera transitions in the introductory cut scene
  • Performance improvements to Shipwreck Creek and Hivory Towers. Various areas have been improved including camera movement
  • Performance improvements when using the light beam in the Icymetric Palace within Glitterglaze Glacier
  • Performance improvements during the House of Cards ball roll course in Capital Cashino
  • Performance improvements in the Bee-Bop arcade game

For our review of Yooka-Laylee, head here. Brian Shea said of the game, "This is a game that was built for those who look back with fondness on the classics that spawned it, and in that regard, it delivers completely."


Our Take
It will always be a bummer that day one patches are now a regular part of playing video games, but if it's improving the game I suppose there is no reason to continually complain. It is what it is.