PS Minis developer Futurlab inks deal with Sony to fund new Vita IP

PS Minis developer Futurlab inks deal with Sony to fund new Vita IP
Futurlab, the developer of PlayStation Minis and Mobile games Velocity, Surge and Fuel Tiracas, has acquired funding from Sony to develop titles for the PlayStation Vita. The deal also includes the added bonus that allows Futurlab to retain control of its intellectual property.

"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," Futurlab Managing Director James Marsden says. "Sony has provided a great package that means we retain full control of our IP, which is a perfect deal for us."

It's kind of like mommy giving you the credit card and telling you to only buy stuff for yourself. The website for Futurlab's next project is titled "Fan Powered Flight" and currently has a countdown clock with two days remaining, along with the text, "You asked for it," across the top. You're right, Futurlab, we did ask for a penguin with the capability of flight, and we can't wait to see what you've genetically engineered. You're so sweet.
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FuturLab signs landmark deal with PlayStation

Brighton, UK
December 11th 2012

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:

"W e're incredibly e xcited to be wo r king clos e ly with PlayStation over the next year, bringing our particular bran d of twitchy f un to the PS Vita. Sony has provided a great package that means we retain full control of our IP, which is a perfect dea l for us."

Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager at SCEE added:

"We're particularly pleased to be working with FuturLab to bring new and exc i ting 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 g ames."

FuturLab caught the spotlight earlier this year when their self publis h ed PS Minis t itle 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.

For more information, look closer, contact James Marsde n directly or visit th e FuturLab websi t e:

This article was originally published on Joystiq.