Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic opens second UK studio



Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic has opened a second studio within the UK.

Playtonic was established by a cohort of former Uncommon builders in 2014. The studio launched its debut title Yooka-Laylee in 2017 and has additionally branched into publishing.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the brand new workplace relies in Leamington Spa and can initially home round 10 staff.

Playtonic’s head of software program Simon Gerges mentioned he is been pushing for a second studio for some time, and defined the corporate wished to broaden its attain.

“We’re a hybrid approach of working, however we nonetheless consider within the energy of workplace working. We’ve got a small workplace that matches as much as ten initially, and we’ll see how that goes,” added Gerges, indicating Playtonic would contemplating increasing the brand new workplace if neccesary.

The information comes a couple of months after Tencent bought a minority stake in Playtonic, giving the studio the assets required to “fast-track” quite a lot of tasks and bolster its publishing capabilities.