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If latest reports are to be believed, “Yooka-Laylee” will have a performance patch ready at launch. It will address certain camera-related issues. The upcoming platform video game, developed by Playtonic Games, and published by Team17 for Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, is scheduled to release on April 11.

The menacingly chirpy 3D platformer has been inspired by Banjo-Kazooie. A number of reviews have stated that the game is far from being perfect. It has a number of issues, including a moody, uncooperative camera. However, patch notes have been released earlier today, and they look to fix a few issues related to the camera before the game releases. The patch is scheduled to roll out some time before the game releases next week. Only those who backed the game’s Kickstarter campaign and managed to get it early will know about the issues.

According to Eurogamer, all camera issues may not be fixed across the board. However, they are reportedly being addressed in certain areas. Here is the change-log in full;

  • [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

Several of the issues in the game noticed by reviewers are reminiscent of the Nintendo 64 era. The game has also been criticised for its bland activities. The new “Yooka-Laylee” patch by Playtonic Games and Team17 is already available on Xbox One, and will hit the PC and PS4 versions next. The release notes for the Xbox One patch have been released. The list details the changes teh developers made to the camera and the game as a whole. The camera, from now on, will not be locked in place once players have completed the Gravity Room challenge in Galleon.

Modifications have been made to “Yooka-Laylee’s” Hivory Towers and Shipwreck Creek. Stay tuned on IB AU for more details.