For those of you who don’t know, JonTron was invited by Playtonic to voice act a minor character in their upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee.
However after JonTrons most recent, racist c in a debate on twitch this seems to be no longer the case.
In an statement to gamesindustry.biz Playtonic said the following;
“We recently became aware of comments made by voice artist JonTron after development on Yooka-Laylee had been completed,” the firm told GamesIndustry.biz in a statement.
“JonTron is a talented video presenter who we were initially, two years ago, happy to include as a voice contributor in our game. However, in light of his recent personal viewpoints we have made the decision to remove JonTron’s inclusion in the game via a forthcoming content update. We would like to make absolutely clear that we do not endorse or support JonTron’s personal viewpoints and that, as an external fan contributor, he does not represent Playtonic in any capacity. Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy. As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100% comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers.”
We can deduce from this that not only will the character be removed but also any reference to JonTron in credits will also be gone!
Yooka-Laylee is the spiritual successor to Banjo Kazooie, made by many of Rare’s ex-employees and releases on PC/Playstation 4/Xbox one on April 11th.