Here at GameGrin, we’ve been thoroughly enjoying Yooka-Laylee lately. Thomas gave it 8/10 in our official review, citing a game that was great fun but with a few flaws. Some of those flaws will be fixed before the game launches however, thanks to a day one patch for the game.
Weighing in at a cool 1GB on the PC, the patch will also be coming to the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game at launch, meaning that early adopters will get the best Yooka-Laylee experience possible right off the bat, with the only trade-off being a bit of data usage.
The full list of bugfixes that Playtonic have announced for the patch are:
• [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
You can check out our full review of the game here. It comes out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and Linux on the 11th April 2017 and is available to pre-order digitally now via the Xbox Store, PlayStation Store, Steam, and GOG. A boxed version is also coming to the Xbox One and PS4 for those who prefer their games to be more tangible.