Sony Funding FuturLab PlayStation Vita Titles

by William D'Angelo, posted on 11 December 2012 / 8,200 Views

The Brighton-based FuturLab is being funded by Sony to develop games for the PlayStation Vita. FuturLab developed the PS Mini title Velocity. The deal will last for one year and FuturLab will keep any new IPs it may create over the following year.

"We're particularly pleased to be working with FuturLab to bring new and exciting games to PlayStation Vita," said Shahid Ahmad, Sony's senior business development manager. "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 PlayStation Vita games"

"FuturLab caught the spotlight earlier this year when their self published PlayStation Minis title Velocity earned critical acclaim, and has since been part of the PlayStation Mobile launch line up with a trio of mobile titles," Ahmad continued.

"We're incredibly excited to be working closely with PlayStation over the next year, bringing our particular brand of twitchy fun to the PlayStation Vita," managing director James Marsden said. "Sony has provided a great package that means we retain full control of our IP, which is a perfect deal for us."

FuturLab has developed other titles including Beats Slider, Fuel Tiracas and Surge. All of these titles are for the PlayStation Mobile.


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4 Comments

MARCUSDJACKSON (on 11 December 2012)

nice. looks like a positive direction, and likely the future of most Sony partnerships with indy devs.


ganoncrotch (on 12 December 2012)

yeah hopefully other people look at this and maybe consider approaching Sony and asking if they would like to get on board and part fund game ideas they had thought about for the vita but couldn't bare the full financial brunt of what that means.


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Heavenly_King (on 11 December 2012)

now we need trophies on PSmobile :D


cusman (on 11 December 2012)

Velocity stands as my favorite PS-Mini game to date. So this is great news...


Serious_frusting (on 11 December 2012)

The game was and still is CRAP. Sorry just saying


ganoncrotch (on 11 December 2012)

have some red thumbs, sorry just saying.


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