Yooka-Laylee has one of the most interesting development cycles of any recent game. Firstly, it’s the highest funded Kickstarter game to come out of the UK (with over $2 million dollars in funding) and it’s also a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie created by members of the original team at Rare.
I’m going to get it out of the way nice and early. Yooka-Laylee is literally Banjo-Kazooie 3 without either Banjo or Kazooie. It’ll become abundantly clear as soon as you begin the game that the developers brought over absolutely everything that they possibly could without infringing any intellectual property.