Rumor: Playtonic Games Possibly Joining Xbox Game Studios Or Developing New Banjo-Kazooie Game - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 05 November 2019 / 1,648 Views
There are hints that Playtonic Games, the developer for the Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee, have been acquired by Microsoft and / or working on a new Banjo-Kazooie game.
Playtonic Games announced it has hired Ed Bryan, former Rare developer who was the character artist for the Banjo-Kazooie games. He left Rare in 2011 and helped on the designs for the first Yooka-Laylee game.
Following the tweet from Playtonic, Ed Bryan tweeted a picture of a bag with the Microsoft logo on it. He says it has come out of retirement.
Well, I never really had any plans to use this again. pic.twitter.com/r3wS18vrrR— Ed Bryan (@ItsMingyJongo) November 3, 2019
Itâ€™s come out of retirement!— Ed Bryan (@ItsMingyJongo) November 4, 2019
The co-owner, studio and game director at Playtonic Games Gavin Price updated his LinkedIn profile with the following text:
Yooka-Laylee, Yooka-Laylee & The Impossible Lair, and in the foreseeable future that game #3, #4 and the #5 one too which is the one I always thought would be game #1.
Playtonic Games on September 17 registered a new company called PLAYTONIC GAMES DEVELOPMENT LIMITED.
Microsoft's next big Xbox event, X019, will be held in London from November 14 to 16, and Playtonic Games is a British developer. A new episode of Inside Xbox will be held at the event on November 14 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm UK.
This should be treated only as speculation and a rumor until an official announcement is made.
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