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Playtonic Games isn't joining Xbox Game Studios

Yooka-Laylee
Yooka-Laylee (Image credit: Playtonic)

What you need to know

  • Playtonic is an independent studio behind Yooka-Laylee.
  • There were rumors floating around that it was being acquired because of a bag.
  • Playtonic said that this wasn't true and they weren't working on Banjo-Kazooie.

A few days ago, rumors were floating around that Playtonic Games was being acquired by Microsoft. The rumor started when an alleged employee wearing a Microsoft bag. I'm not sure how an old bag goes from being something someone found in an attic to a rumor of acquisition, but it happened. Either way, Playtonic had to clarify that it wasn't working on another Banjo-Kazooie game and was staying independent. You can read the company's statement on Twitter below.

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There you have it, folks. Playtonic isn't going to be bought by Microsoft. Hopefully, this puts this rumor to rest because it made very little sense to begin with. What do you think of this whole saga? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • I dont think it would make very little sense... They could focus on old Rare IPs they dont wat to resurrect. That being said... I dont deny after their letter... they wont be joining XGS... at least anytime soon.
  • Too bad, really
  • Good news. I'd rather see MS make and build their own studios and create something new for the industry than just simply buying whatever small 3rd party studio there is...
    It's about creating and adding to the industry...