Neat Corporation launched its stealth-action videogame Budget Cuts a year ago to mixed reviews. Several updates followed to improve the situation and with the first anniversary coming up the studio has announced a follow-up project. The team has partnered with Fast Travel Games (the studio behind Apex Construct) to create sequel Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency.
The videogame not only continues from where the first left off, but it also concludes the story as well. A completely self-contained title so there’s no need to own or have played the original, Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency has a much more direct gameplay mechanic than having to sneak around like before.
Featuring a multitude of new environments, gadgets, weapons, enemies and challenges, it’s easy to see the influence of Fast Travel Games in the trailer and screenshots, namely the bow and arrow combo. Apex Construct has one of the best bow mechanics of any virtual reality (VR) and those talents have surely been put to use in Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency.
“Fast Travel Games have been our good friends since back when we were both getting started and shared an office. Today, both our studios have more than tripled in size, but it’s been great to finally get to work together as well! We complete each other’s skills and experiences well,” says Jenny Nordenborg, CEO at Neat Corp in a statement.
Oskar Burman, CEO and Co-founder of Fast Travel Games, adds: “We have been bouncing ideas on VR gameplay and design off each other for a long time, so it’s fantastic to finally be able to use the different strengths of each studio and create a game together! We simply cannot wait to show more of Budget Cuts 2 later this summer.”
Neat Corporation hasn’t confirmed which headsets Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency will support, but with the previous title supporting Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, expect something similar. The studio also confirmed earlier this year that Budget Cuts would see a release on PlayStation VR and possibly Oculus Quest, there’s been no update on that front just yet.
As further details regarding Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency launch later this year are released, VRFocus will let you know.