Unity games are having trouble on the Switch


Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in

If you’re patiently waiting for games like Yooka-Laylee on the Switch, you may have to wait just a little bit longer. This morning, Yooka-Laylee developers Playtonic released a backer update on their Kickstarter page, detailing their progress towards a Switch port, and the hurdles Unity has presented them with.

Playtonic explained that the game was bogged down by a technical issue that required a new version of Unity to fix (Unity 5.6). However, once the updated engine released, a host of new issues were found within the game, needing eradication. Of course, this will require further development time, and puts distance between the game and its release date.

This was not an isolated incident, either. A similar statement was released by Airship Syndicate concerning their game Battle Chasers: Night War. Their Kickstarter update from Sep. 21 indicates they were also waiting for Unity 5.6 before development could continue. Airship Syndicate currently has no confirmed release date for Night War.

Unity 5.6, the update both Playtonic and Airship Syndicate were waiting for, is a massive upgrade to the existing engine. It boasts improved graphical performance, lighting improvements, Vulkan support, and much, much more. Ultimately, 5.6 should help Unity developers bring an improved technical and visual performance to their projects. But, because of this new version of the engine, we’ll have to bide our time until these games are ready for release. 

Games Like Yooka-Laylee And Battle Chasers Are Having Unity Problems On Switch [Game Informer]


You are logged out. Login | Sign up


Drew Stuart
Drew Stuart Contributor   gamer profile

Drew Stuart is a writer, thinker, hijinker...and uh, sandwich maker? He is a writer for both Destructoid and Flixist, and loves to tell jokes. Sometimes they're good. When he isn't writing onli... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Yooka-Laylee   (82)   From our database:

  • Yooka-Laylee just got physical on Switch - was it really so bad? - Joel Peterson
  • Yooka-Laylee will be getting a '64-bit Tonic' mode soon - Peter Glagowski
  • Yooka-Laylee is getting a non-functional Nintendo 64 cart for its Switch physical release - Chris Carter
  • Yooka-Laylee's Nintendo 64 makeover looks neat - Jordan Devore
  • Yooka-Laylee will finally arrive on Switch on December 14 - Chris Carter
  • Yooka-Laylee is getting a collector's box with a new statue - Peter Glagowski
  • Unity games are having trouble on the Switch - Drew Stuart
  • Playtonic gives us a Yooka-Laylee Switch update, says port is in its final stages - Chris Carter
  • That big Yooka-Laylee patch is out now on consoles - Joel Peterson
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Bugs #Developer stuff #Nintendo #Nintendo Switch



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!