A Gamer's Thoughts: Yooka-Laylee Wii U Switched

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  • Game_Idea_Guy1 reply @mason Thank you.
  • SolidXSteak reply @Game_Idea_Guy1 It doensn't matter if you beleive that there truly was a technical issue or not. Failing to mention the official statement on the matter makes this video very misleading.
  • Game_Idea_Guy1 reply @SolidXSteak This is from there very own mouth. From their website: http://www.playtonicgames.com/faq "Despite our best efforts and exploring every possible avenue over, we’ve unfortunately encountered unforeseen technical issues that mean it will be impossible for us to release the game on Wii U as initially planned. We can however confirm the exciting news that we are now working very closely with Nintendo to look to bring Yooka-Laylee to the upcoming Nintendo Switch. We’re looking forward to exploring the opportunity and will have more details to share early next year." That is pretty much confirmation that they are going to be bringing it to the Switch, just not officially announced. That itself paints enough of a picture. Heck, they could have been asked by Nintendo themselves to move it over to the Switch. They never actually state what the problem is, that is why I can't believe that "technical issues" are an actual problem. Anything can be a technical issue without a pro...moreper explanation.
  • SolidXSteak reply @Game_Idea_Guy1 I'm not saying I understand how or why the Wii U version had technical problems nor I am saying that the option for backers to switch their platform is a perfect solution (I've since found out that refunds are also an option). However failing to mention the points I brought up and saying that Playtonic choose to cancel the Wii U port in favour of the Switch port (that isn't even a sure thing yet) paints a very different picture than the actual one. Not trying to criticise you or you opinion, just trying to prevent the spread of misinformation
  • Game_Idea_Guy1 reply Looks like Playtonic is offering both the chance to get a refund or another copy of the game. So with this, I'm happy to know that they care enough to understand that not everyone will be happy to make the jump away from the Wii U to play. And it's good on them to do what they can to keep their backers happy.
  • Game_Idea_Guy1 reply @SolidXSteak Seeing as the Wii U version was the lead version...how could it have problems that wouldn't be relevant other versions of the game? That doesn't make much sense. And yes, I saw that after I had already posted the video. They literally didn't explain any of the technical problems with it. Blanket statements like that are usually used rather than just coming out and saying "Hey, we don't think that it will do as well here and may not get as much attention as we would like. So with that in mind, we'll be dropping this platform." There are literally games that are technically superior to Yooka-Laylee on the Wii U right now and you glossed over my point of saying that there may be some people who backed it that may not have another platform at the moment and can't afford to buy a new one right now. What good is a free version of a game if you don't have a means to play it?
  • SolidXSteak reply Fact check: The Wii U version got cancelled for technical reasons and the Switch version isn't confirmed, they are merely in talks with Nintendo about bringing it to the Switch. All Wii U backers have the option to have their order switched to another platform free of charge
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