Yooka-Laylee Will Have DLC in Development, But Not Until the Game Launches
The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter that's still making insane amounts of money with every passing day (currently sitting at $2,446,527 as of this writing) is adding more stretch goals as its pledges go up, with the latest one mentioning the dreaded three-letter combo, DLC. Playtonic Games is playing it smart, however, and says that no DLC will even be worked on until the game has already launched.
The new stretch goal promises the first pack of post-release of downloadable content free to all backers if the Kickstarter campaign can reach two million pounds (roughly $3,157,380 American dollars). To dismiss any fears about when that DLC will start production, the Kickstarter blog update wastes no time telling fans not to worry.
"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," the blog post says."And again, all additional funding will of course go towards improving and polishing the game."
Look, Playtonic games clearly has a wonderful idea here that fans are going to eat up as soon as it launches, we don't think anyone was going to man their torches and pitchforks if the team decided to work on DLC a bit earlier in development. It's the blatant Day One DLC that people are wary about, and considering how well Playtonic has done selling this game to the world so far, we were never worried they'd make that mistake. The funds aren't quite where they need to be for this free DLC to happen, but we're confident they'll get their money before the time is up.
Yooka-Laylee is expected to launch in Oct. 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One.