Yooka-Laylee adds DLC stretch goal as £1.5 million backing smashed


Yooka-Laylee’s Kickstarter campaign continues to be a resounding success for Playtonic Games, having now smashed their £1.5 million stretch goal.

The team have once again offered their “sincere thanks” to everyone that has backed their spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, while setting their next stretch goal to reach £2 million. This will see them work on additional content once they’ve “finished and shipped” Yooka-Laylee,” which will be provided free of charge to all backers.

“Smashing it up like a student in Yates’s, Yooka-Laylee backers have strawpedo’d their way through the latest stretch goal, and so now an orchestral soundtrack will be enjoyed by all,” Playtonic write in their latest Kickstarter update. “But before you stumble towards the high street intending to disseminate a large donner meat and chips – wait, because there’s more…

“The entire Playtonic team would like to offer its sincere thanks to everyone who has backed the Yooka-Laylee campaign so far. Our intention from the beginning was to use Kickstarter as a means to improve our game, and by helping us reach an incredible £1.5 million you’ve shaped it into one fine specimen.

“From the start of the campaign we also pledged to do best by your amazing support by only setting stretch goals that would improve the game, without negatively affecting core development.

“Our next stretch goal, if reached, will be used only to further improve and polish Yooka-Laylee, and give something back for your amazing support. Namely, we’ll release our first post-release DLC pack free of charge for all backers.

“When – and only when – we’ve finished and shipped the full version of Yooka-Laylee, we’ll start work on additional content that will be distributed to backers free of charge for their platform of choice. And again, all additional funding will of course go towards improving and polishing the game.”

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