Developer Playtonic announced today that their highly anticipated indie throwback, Yooka-Laylee, has officially gone gold. If you’re wondering what it means for a game to “go gold” essentially it means that the publisher has determined a game is complete and ready to be sold. In addition, an update was released regarding a survey for Kickstarter backers.
In it, Playtonic assured fans that they are working closely with Nintendo, and promise to reveal future updates on when players can get their hands on a copy of Yooka-Laylee for the Nintendo Switch at a later date.
As of right now it doesn’t appear as though Yooka-Laylee will have a physical, boxed release for the Nintendo Switch due to the following statement:
“Upon release, the Switch version will be delivered to backers via digital game codes and thus no additional upgrade cost is required.”
Although this is always subject to change in the future. The game has received a fair bit of hype, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One copies rapidly selling out on websites like Amazon. We’re excited to hear Yooka-Laylee has gone gold, and cannot wait to play it in April!
Yooka-Laylee is scheduled to release on April 11th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.