FuturLab signs Sony development deal, teases Velocity successor
Cryptic press release points to fanpoweredflight.net countdown.
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
FuturLab, developers of the highly praised PlayStation minis shoot-’em-up Velocity, has signed a deal with Sony which sees the studio receive funds for the development of PS Vita titles in 2013. FutureLab even retaining control of its IP in what is something of a win/win for the studio.
‘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,’ said FuturLab’s MD, James Marsden. ‘Sony has provided a great package that means we retain full control of our IP, which is a perfect deal for us.’
Of perhaps even more interest is the carefully worded press release with a scattering of emboldened characters, and the curious statement that ‘The devil is in the details’. Picking out the highlighted letters spells out ‘fanpoweredflightnet’ and from there it’s no great leap to type ‘fanpoweredflight.net‘ into a browser; the result of which is teaser website with a countdown.
So what could the countdown mean? A sequel to Velocity, a upgraded Velocity (enhanced visuals, etc.) for Vita or a new venture entirely from FuturLab? Commence speculation or else simply check back in a couple of days.
Life & Style blogs
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 1 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 2 Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during #IAMSORRY art installation performance
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£50k - 60k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: We have an exciting Seni...
£50k - 70k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: We have an exciting Seni...
£32000 - £34000 per annum + Uncapped OTE £65,000 : h2 Recruit Ltd: Looking for...
£28000 - £31000 per annum + Bonus + Progression: h2 Recruit Ltd: Are you looki...