There be gold!

UK studio Playtonic has broken its silence to celebrate the first birthday of Yooka-Laylee, as well as hint that it's about to lift the lid on its next project.

In a recent blog post, Playtonic said:

Yes, hands up, we’ve been a bit quiet for a while. But we promise it’s because we’ve been far too busy working on covert goodness, and not because we’ve been down the pub for 4 months. Soon we’ll start talking more actively, both about extra content for Yooka-Laylee, plus… other stuff. Shhh!

We assume that means Yooka-Laylee - which launched on Switch not so long ago after arriving on Xbox One and PS4 last year - will be getting DLC content of some description. 

However, it's the promise of "other stuff" and "covert goodness" that has us really excited. Yooka-Laylee was a crowd-funded title that was created on a fairly limited budget in a surprisingly fast time, and perhaps doesn't show what Playtonic (which has expanded massively since the game was first confirmed) is truly capable of. Given the amazing talent at the studio, we can't wait to see what it's working on next.

But that's not all - to properly mark Yooka-Laylee's first birthday, Playtonic is holding a special giveaway:

To celebrate Yooka-Laylee’s first birthday, we’ve got a very special giveaway for you offering the chance to win one of five ultra-exclusive character parade posters, signed by the entire Playtonic dev team!

These posters were originally given only to the ladies and gents who worked on the game. However, the good news is that we’ve managed to convince the team to keep them off eBay long enough to hold this giveaway.

Want a chance to win an exclusive Yooka-Laylee Character Parade Poster? Head over to our Twitter page for details!

Let us know what your predictions are for Yooka-Laylee's future and Playtonic's next game by posting a comment.