Playtonic's Next Move

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Playtonic's Next Move

Postby NPChilla » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:10 pm

The day has come: Yooka-Laylee is out on all systems; barring the occasional patch here and there, that's the end of the company's first game.
So once the team have recovered/gone on holiday, what comes next?

* Perhaps they'll want to diversify their portfolio and jump into a totally different genre from 3d platforming:
Perhaps a Diddy Kong Racing-style racer or an adventure game?

* Alternatively they could cooperate with a larger company and make a game based on an existing IP? It was Donkey Kong Country that put Rare on the map.

* Going a step further, they might become a second-party?

Any thoughts?

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby Gorjo » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:52 pm

and apparently they have more than one project in mind and they "don't want to limit [themselves] to any genre or size of game", though they haven't gone into details.
When asked if they would consider working with Nintendo in a new DKC title they said "yes". And when asked what Rare games they would like to make spiritual sucessors of, they said Gavin Price would like to do "Jeopardy" or "Jet Force Gemini", Hamish Lockwood would like to do "Diddy Kong Racing", Simon Gerges would like "Blast Corps", and Steve Mayles would like "Grabbed by the Ghoulies".
Obviously these last two questions are to be taken with a grain of salt, there is a huge gap between wanting to do something and getting it done, but at least the possibilities are there.

Personaly I think they should do something very different to Yooka Laylee in genre and gameplay, and original, to show that they can.

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby Rueckkoppler » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:26 pm

By the way: When I think about it, I wish them to be done with Yooka soon and move on to the next project. They should still develop DLC, that I agree with, but they should save their funds and not do the orchestral score, it doesn't make too much sense to patch this back in. It would be fine, yes, but regarding Grants work I only really loved the hub world music and the tracks from world 2. I prefer his soundtrack to Mario + Rabbids so much over Yookas - it's how it should be: Goofy, very, very catchy and great tracks that interweave with the world's visual theme (a song of ice and desert). For a sequel, I wish he would follow this path as well.

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby Jinjo » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:25 pm

Hopefully they retire. Without the Stamper brothers they are just not the same.

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby bigfanofoldrare » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:46 pm

i just search about stamper brothers.. man it would be crazy if playtonic was able to bring them back..

but it won't happen :(

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby NPChilla » Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:57 pm

I don't reckon we'll hear a peep now until E3 or later, to give the company a chance to sort any last minute bits and pieces from Y-L and so they can have something to show for their next project.

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby wacky ducky » Mon May 28, 2018 3:38 pm

They should first release a Shovel Knight/Undertale equivalent. Something simple yet universally praised. Then there will be more hype for a more ambitious project.

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby NPChilla » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:38 pm

Well, it's E3 now.

As far as I can tell, Playtonic isn't showing anything off this year. Maybe they're having a long rest?

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby Yavga » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:55 pm

Actually... I’m quite excited for what’s next, the team has ramped up in size and got all cuddly together for a while now, we can do without the Stamper Brothers, they are not the only 2 visionaries in the world or something.

So Playtonic... Show me your next move, Yooka Laylee was a good appetizer to get back properly into Game Development and with all the feedback that you guys recieved I’m sure there’s a wealth of knowledge right now.
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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby Rueckkoppler » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:51 pm

I just hope they limit the scope of their next problem as much as they need in order to develop a highly polished game that puts them on the map eventually.

(Oh shucks, I'm repeating myself in this thread. Uhm, I just hope there's a tease for the next thing soon).

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby johnnyutah » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:05 pm

I hope they prioitize making a 3D Donkey Kong similar to that of Donkey Kong 64. The world has been waiting for this game and I believe this is the company to do it. After that I would like a sequel to Yooka Lawlee. 3D platformers are gonna make a comeback and this company if they play their cards right can corner the market.

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Re: Playtonic's Next Move

Postby KremlingKuthroat19 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:27 pm

I'm with you Johnny Utah. Been waiting for a DK64 sequel for 20 years. After Super Mario Odyssey and BotW re-invented their franchises, it's DK's turn next. We've only had one 3D game. Make it happen Playtonic! :)


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