Yooka-Laylee for Switch is “most optimized” version


Playtonic Games managing director and creative lead, Gavin Price, recently spoke with Nintendo Life regarding the December 14, 2017 release of Yooka-Laylee and revealed a few interesting tidbits about the Nintendo Switch version.

“We’ve actually made improvements and this is definitely the most optimised version of the game,” Price said. “Our priority with the Switch version was to deliver a smooth experience for players, so some compromises naturally had to be made, such as comprimises a small amount of resolution for better performance and optimisations.”

According to Price, the Nintendo Switch version of Yooka-Laylee runs at 900p docked at 600p undocked, while the UI is always rendered in 1080p.

“However, it’s nothing that we think players will notice, especially in handheld mode on that excellent screen,” Price continued. “In fact, some elements such as shadows are actually improved since the original release! We’re really pleased with how this version is running.”

Yooka-Laylee releases on the Nintendo Switch eShop on December 14, 2017.

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