Futurlab, the UK developer behind the PlayStation Minis title Velocity, has today revealed that a significant deal with Sony will enable it to concentrate on the development of PlayStation Vita titles in 2013.
Futurlab will be funded by Sony to create content for the handheld, but will still retain control of its IP.
Within the text of the press release, there appears to be a cryptic message as to what the studio is working on.
Check out the press release below and notice the letters in bold.
“FuturLab, developers of the award winning PlayStation minis title Velocity has signed a groundbreaking deal with Sony, seeing the platform holder provide funds for the development of content for PlayStation Vita in 2013, with the studio keeping control of its IP.
James Marsden, FuturLab’s Managing Director said:
"We’re incredibly excited to be working closely with PlayStation over the next year, bringing our particular brand of twitchy fun to the PS Vita. Sony has provided a great package that means we retain full control of our IP, which is a perfect deal for us.”
Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager at SCEE added:
“We’re particularly pleased to be working with FuturLab to bring new and exciting games to PlayStation Vita. FuturLab has a unique and fun approach to entertainment and we see their games as being a fantastic addition to the ever growing catalogue of PS Vita games.”
FuturLab caught the spotlight earlier this year when their self published PS Minis title Velocity earned critical acclaim, and has since been part of the PlayStation Mobile launch line up with a trio of mobile titles.
The devil is in the details."
The bolded letters reveal the following words: “Fan powered flight.” Velocity was very well received by gamers and critics alike, receiving an average score of 87 percent on Metacritic. Could this be a hint that Velocity 2 is in the making, or does Futurlab have something else up its sleeve?
Check out PSU’s review of Velocity.