Taylor wrote:The question on my mind is whether a Playtonic kart racer will be profitable. Mario Kart seems a bit untouchable; I cannot think of any other kart racer in recent years that can compete with it in terms of popularity.
I don't think anything can surpass Yooka-Laylee's hype and interest in the general public -- it was a revival of a genre by the veterans who essentially made the genre in the first place. The obvious next game would be a sequel to Yooka-Laylee, but I really don't think Playtonic will go down this route right away.
I guess it's quite hard for me to fully distinguish between what I selfishly want to play as a fan (kart racer), and what will work commercially for the company. Then again, maybe Playtonic shouldn't pay any interest to trends and simply make what they want to make!
Ah, yes... who can kick the Mario Kart franchise from its' throne... I guess a Diddy Kong Racing re-imagination can aim once again at 2 crowds in the same breath. Nostalgia and cartoony racers. Who made Diddy Kong Racing again?
Hahaha! I don't worry about the crowd at all. Throw in another Kickstarter if Yooka Laylee won't be a commercial succes to get the remaining funds. Win-win. I'd choose Diddy kong racing over Mario Kart in every aspect. I'm nostalgic for more than Yooka Laylee and to be honest... I'm a bit done with the mechanics from Mario Kart. DKR's speed pads gave me a way better feeling and felt like I had way more freedom.