What’s Playtonic Video games as much as as of late? The group behind the Uncommon-esque 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee has been on the down-low since 2019, when it launched its quietly nice follow-up, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. As you would possibly count on, the studio has been busy behind the scenes, however it’s emerged with a considerably shocking announcement: it is now a writer.

By the brand new label Playtonic Mates, the group is trying to help fellow indie studios with publishing. Playtonic itself has partnered with Workforce 17 for its personal video games prior to now, however it seems it’s going to be trying to self-publish sooner or later, and it will be signing a handful of exterior initiatives too.

At the moment introduced collaborations embrace Awe Interactive (Bullets Per Minute, which is in improvement for PlayStation 4), Fabraz (Slime-san: Superslime Edition), and Okidokico (OK Golf on PC). Small scale studios certainly, however it appears Playtonic is able to assist.

In accordance with CEO Gavin Value, the corporate will stay largely targeted by itself video games. “As an operation we’re nonetheless going to be 90%, developer, 10% writer, however with an eye fixed on self-publishing sooner or later, we will have expertise and experience in-house to assist different folks,” he tells GamesIndustry.biz.

We’ll positively have an interest to see any titles that come out of Playtonic Mates. What do you consider this? Inform us within the feedback part under.



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