Banjo & Kazooie & Yooka & Laylee
Playtonic is a developer made up of a bunch of former RARE devs, and the first title they worked on was the 3D platformer, Yooka-Laylee. Those who followed RARE over the years definitely saw the DNA of Banjo-Kazooie in Yooka-Laylee, but it turns out the original plan was even deeper than that.
Playtonic’s Andy Robinson took to Twitter to drop a very tantalizing tidbit about Yooka-Laylee, and it’s one that raises more questions than answers. According to Robinson, Banjo-Kazooie were meant to be a part of Yooka-Laylee at one point, but then that idea apparently fell apart.
Just how involved were Banjo-Kazooie meant to be in the game? What led to the dynamic duo getting yanked? Unfortunately, we don’t have any of those details right now. Hopefully Robinson shares a few more tweets that give better insight!