Despite Successful Kickstarter campaign and impressive budget was the first Yooka-Laylee not exactly a hit and only when jumping 3D to 2D and the publication of the second part, Yooka-Laylee and the unattainable hiding place The developer studio Platonic successfully the fans.
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This seems to have been motivation enough, because early at the beginning of the year, one announced to have several continuations of the series in the oven. Another thrust seems to have given a few days ago as the Chinese industry giant Tencent bought part of Platonic.
Tencent’s partial purchase and the future of Platonic
Tencent earned only a small part of the developer studio, yet the financial syringe represents a tremendous help for Platonic. In an interview with games industry.biz, Gavin Price spoke, the managing director of the studio over the partial purchase and how It in Future with Platonic and Yooka-Laylee (Buy Now €52.20 / €35.99) continue to go.
We have always been in dialogue with Tencent. We talked to you about the future of 3D platforms and what we do next. I mentioned that Platonic has a growth plan and wants to build many people in many teams. They said ‘We should not over flake that you really liked these conversations and discuss how Tencent could participate.
Price found that Tencent has a own department for 3D platforming and therefore wanted to concretize the future plans: We also wanted an ambitious goal of making Yooka-Laylee to an IP, which on the packaging of children’s menus Large fast food chains appears.
So great plans for which you already do everything in Platonic to implement them. In collaboration with Tencent, the studio can now double the workforce to increase three developers teams and, of course, bring more video games to life. If the main goal is to bring Yooka-Laylee into the Kids’ menu of McDonald’s, but you will continue to prioritize the nuclear franchise of the studio.
Source: games industry.biz
From Jonas Roger
23.11.2021 at 19:36