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Playtonic has announced that it will patch out popular YouTube personality Jon 'JonTron' Jafari's cameo from platformer Yooka-Laylee as part of an update. The game – which recently went gold ahead of its 11th April launch date – has presumably already been submitted to platform holders for printing and publication on the PlayStation Store, so we're going to guess that if you don't download the patch you'll be able to play the version with JonTron in it. Which is… Kinda crazy, really.

Jafari's come underfire recently for a series of tweets and livestreams in which he said some controversial things. He's since backtracked a little, but hasn't really addressed many of the more outlandish comments. Of course, while he's entitled to his opinion, there are repercussions to these sorts of things – and Playtonic has decided that its association with the YouTuber is one that it'd rather not have.

"Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy," the UK company wrote in a statement. "As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100 per cent comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers." Fair enough, we suppose – the patch notes should make for an interesting read.

[source eurogamer.net]