Yooka-Laylee now available for Windows 10, but lacks Play Anywhere support
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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab)
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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.
A games store that supports this game on Windows, Mac OS and Linux, that supports cloud saving across all those platforms and rewards you with some kind of trading card, and has achivements. It's crazy to think that they even have sales and the price of the games generally go down in price over time too. I mean, all these tight arses complaing about having to spend more money than they need to after working for it just so they can buy a superior digital product. Crazy. People just want to let off a little Steam.
* I carry Bluetooth XB1 Gamepad and Surface Pro 4 (Alienware, depends on the day) with me almost everyday.