Tencent has acquired a minority stake in Playtonic, the developer behind Yooka-Laylee and its 2D sequel, Yooka-Laylee and the Not possible Lair. 

This information comes by means of Playtonic, which introduced the information in a blog post made right now. The studio says it is going to retain “full creative control over its IP” and can use Tencent’s funding funding to scale from its present construction to a much bigger one. 

“Playtonic…will use the investment to scale from their current one team structure to multiple teams, with an emphasis on hiring diverse talent from near and afar, improving their HQ, as well as looking to expand in new locations,” Playtonic’s weblog publish reads. 

Playtonic founder Gavin Worth says Tencent’s funding will assist the studio scale-up and fast-track the “super-exciting, super-secret projects we’ve been keeping close to our treasure chests.” The growth of the studio has already begun, too, with Playtonic hiring Danny Spiteri, previously of Uncooked Fury and Crew 17, as its new Head of Publishing. 

For extra Playtonic, take a look at our ideas on its first sport in Game Informer’s Yooka-Laylee review after which learn what we considered its 2D sequel in Game Informer’s Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair review after that. 


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