Yooka-Laylee’s next patch will allow you to muffle the game’s jabbering gibberish voices.
A callback to Yooka-Laylee’s roots in the Banjo-Kazooie era, the game’s nonsense language of grunts and warbles is meant to sound cheerful… but can get a little tiring after a while.
Alongside the option to put a sock in those sounds, the patch will also allow you to skip dialogue faster, bypass cutscenes and improve the game’s camera.
This latter point is something we noted could do with improvement in Eurogamer’s Yooka-Laylee review:
“The game’s camera is dependable enough when it comes to bouncing between platforms or gliding through hoops, but anything that actually requires a measure of precision – say, using Yooka’s tongue to lasso a grapple point or a berry during a timer-based puzzle – can be a headache,” Edwin wrote.
It’ll be a little while before we see these changes, however – full patch notes will be confirmed “in the coming weeks”, developer Playtonic noted.
“This is a sumptuous, diverting homage to a bygone era in game design that should keep fans of the old school hooked,” our review concluded, “even if it doesn’t set the world on fire.”