Playtonic is a studio some of you may well be familiar with. They are the creative team behind the Yooka-Laylee series, of which we reviewed the first entry. The studio has now announced that they plan to venture into the world of video game publishing. In a FAQ, the studio announced Playtonic Friends. They stated they had plans to unearth the hidden gems and give them the attention they deserve.
“You wouldn’t believe the amount of hidden gems out there that are left unearthed! We’re making it our mission to bring interesting games that tickle our fancy to the surface and get the love and attention they deserve. We’ve been digging around and speaking with developers from all over the world and there’s a massive wad of fantastic projects brimming with potential.”
The studio also explained that they would be continuing to develop games. But while these plans are under wraps, we do know that they involve Yooka-Laylee and Vendi as well as some other unrevealed projects. And Playtonic Friends won’t pigeon-hole itself to one genre, promising a wide array of games. Those wishing to stay up to date with Playtonic Friends should follow their Twitter to get the latest news. They are also looking for pitches of new games, so if you’re a developer why not toss your name in the hat?
What type of games would you like to see from the publisher? We’ll have to wait and see if Yooka-Laylee will become self-publihsed, or remain at Team 17. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!