British developer FuturLab have revealed on Twitter that there will be an announcement about the company’s newest virtual reality (VR) videogame title later this month.
FuturLab made a name for themselves by creating games for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Sony Vita, gaining critical praise for their work on Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe, with Velocity 2X even winning a Gamespot ‘Game of the Year’ award for the Vita category in 2014. As such they have built a strong relationship with Sony, enough that Velocity even managed to graduate from a digital exclusive to a physical release for PlayStation 4.
The company announced at the 2016 Develop: Brighton event that a title for the PlayStation VR was in the works at the studio, though details about what it was they were working on were scarce. Some speculated that the upcoming title would be a re-working on Velocity for VR, though a message on the website stated that developers at the studio were working on ‘An exciting new IP!’.
FutureLab are remaining cagey about the new title, with the studio official blog saying only this: “It’s been a very interesting learning experience – in fact we’ve learned a ton, and we’ll be talking about that a great deal around the reveal of the game (probably at the end of the year, but we reserve the right to keep schtum until it’s ready to show!).
For now, all we can say is that it’s very pretty and very cool. Most importantly, nobody has felt any kind of motion sickness whilst playing. Hooray!”
VRFocus will keep you informed of further developments regarding FuturLab’s upcoming project and other PlayStation VR titles.