What might happen to Playtonic if Yooka-Laylee flops...
Then the open-world 3D Platformer, my favourite genre, will stay dead, publishers will decide that it is still too financially risky to invest in, and will continue to say there is no demand for it, that nobody wants them anymore, neverminding how clear the demand is
amongst the gaming community.
- Initial interest of the game was very high.
- Was proving Triple-A publishers wrong of their views of the 3D Platformer in the modern market, thanks to the amount of press, discussion and money pledged to the Kickstarter.
-Was very much the poster-boy of the genre's return.
-Could have led to more and more higher-budget 3D platformers to cash in on its success and compete with indies.
-Might have even encouraged more indies (talented indies, not asset-flippers on Steam Greenlight) to put some more character into their projects rather than just being all 'meaningful' and 'emotional' with their pretentious art and storytelling like Inside or Journey.
But no. If Yooka flops, it won't be because of the its quality, nostalgia or interest.
It would be because of stupid f'ing politics. Something the game won't even have.
I've changed my views a bit since my last post. My feelings are very mixed so don't really care now what Playtonic does after Yooka's release, but I still want the game to succeed because I want the 3D Platformer to thrive. This industry could really do with more professionally developed silly, cartoony games about hopping-and-bopping things on the head, in amongst the amount of sad, edgy, trend-chasing dude-bro shooters oversaturating the market. Something more suitable for kids and families instead of GTA or yearly COD sequels.
I despise SJWs and all this political crap that I don't want to be involved in, but I really want this game to do well despite what's happening now. There are so few so few
other notable developers actually taking the time to make a game like this. As Yooka Laylee still looks like a great game, and being the only popular game of its kind coming out at the moment, I want to keep supporting it, not for Playtonic, but for my love of the open-world 3D-Platforming genre.
Protest all you want if you wish. I'm going my own path. I will be happier for it.
I have gotten really sick of this forum. Seeya everyone. It's been... Well... Yeah.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF0cGt5-69k