Spillet blev i maj sidste år finansieret på Kickstarter på bare 48 timer og spillet var oprindelig sat til udgivelse til oktober i år, men det er nu blevet udsat til starten af 2017.
Creative Director hos Playtonic Games, Gavin Price siger:
After a lot of soul searching and knowing through dialogue with our fans that they value quality and polish above all, we’ve made the difficult decision to lock the release of Yooka-Laylee to Q1 2017. While we felt confident we could ship the game in October as originally planned, the team has decided that it would like to add a few extra months’ polish to our schedule. Ultimately, this will allow us to release a better game to the thousands of fans who’ve supported us throughout development. We’re sure some will be disappointed by the prospect of a few extra months’ wait, however the Playtonic team is confident that we’ve made the right decision for the game and that you’ll be pleased with the results when the game arrives early next year.
I forbindelse med udsættelsen, blev der frigivet en ny gameplay trailer, som du kan se nedenfor.