Double Take: You Always Wanted Yooka-Laylee; The Industry Tried to Tell You Different

So why did the 3D platformer fade away in recent times? Was it due to lack of consumer demand, or the industry decided to shy away from them?

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Relientk771266d ago

3D platformers ruled the world once, and now its time for them to make a comeback

DarkOcelet1266d ago

Yeah, the world needs Crash Bandicoot 4 and Jak 4 now!

deathtok1266d ago

Wasn't "Lost Frontier" considered Jak 4?

Germany71266d ago

It's more like a spin off. The game was released originally for PSP and then a port came for PS2, in 2009, would be better for PS3 in this year.

deathtok1266d ago


LOL thanks. I played the first 3 games but never got around to that one.

Germany71266d ago

Do you think Sony could acquire Croc and make a new one?
Legend of Kay and a new Ratchet & Clank it's coming, maybe Lobodestroyo too.
3D platformers and mascots are gaming itself.

AngelicIceDiamond1266d ago

The game needs to be good and knock it outta the park. And set yet another example why this genre deserves a comeback.

3-4-51265d ago (Edited 1265d ago )

* True.

Most gamers never stopped like the games from the 90's, the developers just stopped making them.

3D platformers never even got to really fully evolve, as they were abandoned.

2D sprite games were abandoned.

RPGs were abandoned

RTS games were abandoned

Various types of strategy games were abandoned for a while as well.

Most never stopped like those.

The developers and publishers decided they would rather make money than make good games and we see where we are now.

Things are finally starting to come around, but it's taking a lot of kicking and screaming to get something noticed, when it should have just required a simple and honest conversation.

We weren't being listened to.

We are now,

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Thatguy-3101266d ago

I'm hoping this opens the eyes to the AAA developers and studios to support 3D platformers like they did back in the PS2 Era. I want ape escape, Jak and dexter, croc, tomba etc. to fill this generation up and set a different mood to the industry. Let's hope we hear some new ip's that aim for that come E3.

DigitalRaptor1266d ago (Edited 1266d ago )

I agree with you, but this article misses completely.

Sony didn't need to wait for Playtonic to give them permission to keep making Ratchet & Clank or Sly Cooper games.

Nintendo didn't need to wait for Playtonic to give them permission to keep making Mario, Kirby and DK games.

The industry didn't tell us anything. Playtonic showed us that there is an appreciation of and high demand for the Rare of old.

Summons751266d ago

I know I always wanted platformers to come back. Shooters are cookie cutters mostly, not too many with personality but platformers always had personality and today's visuals could make them look gorgeous (Yooka-Laylee is a perfect example)

Blacklash931266d ago

It'll be nice to see classic 3D platformers make a return with this. They've been mostly absent last generation, and never on the scale of Banjo Kazooie/Tooie.

That pre-Kickstarter hype did this game a lot of favors; they've utterly blasted through all their goals, and now all that's left is one final one and extra polishing funds after it. Really glad to see this doing so well.

deathtok1266d ago (Edited 1266d ago )

I'm very excited about Playtonic! I played the Rare games starting on SNES. Their was this feeling back then that everything they touched was gold.

I'm backing this Kickstarter for my console copy. Hoping that many others do too for a little bit of history repeating itself.

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