Yooka-Laylee now available for Windows 10, but lacks Play Anywhere support

Yooka-Laylee (Image credit: Playtonic)

Yooka-Laylee, a 3D platformer from Team17, has appeared on the Windows Store for Windows 10. After initially releasing on console and PC back in April, the game has received a delayed (and surprise) launch on Microsoft's own PC storefront.

Yooka-Laylee is an open-world platformer at its core, reminiscent of Rare's Banjo-Kazooie franchise. Attempting to capture the classic feel of the genre, the game inherits a number of gameplay traits from the iconic series on modern-day platforms.

Although Yooka-Laylee's Windows 10 release is yet to be officially announced, we stumbled across the game earlier today on the Windows Store. Pricing matches the game's Xbox One version at $39.99 but comes in over double the size, at 11.33 GB. Minimum requirements also appear to match the Steam version, requiring at least an Intel i5-2500 3.3GHz, Nvidia GTS450 or AMD Radeon 6850HD and 1 GB of video memory.

Sadly, the game doesn't support Play Anywhere – a recent initiative from Microsoft that enables cross-platform purchases, saves and multiplayer between Xbox One and Windows 10. Microsoft even announced Play Anywhere support for Yooka-Laylee via Xbox Wire back in April, before revising the post to clarify it was a mistake. Although support later down the line looked promising, this appears not to be the case.

Nevertheless, for those looking to pick up the game from Microsoft's storefront – click the link below to be taken to the Windows Store.

Download Yooka-Laylee from the Windows Store

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.