There has been a flurry of indie news for Nintendo fans to get excited for today, so much so that one could be forgiven for not catching it all. One such piece of news has come directly from the Twitter account of Velocity 2X developer FuturLab, and it’s a bittersweet one: unless Velocity 2X proves a success on the Switch, we may never see a sequel. This is an especially strange situation given that the game has a 90 score on Metacritic.
According to FuturLab, the sequel has actually been in development for years now, though to what stage we do not know. This is because the studio has been unable to find a publisher, despite offering it to many different ones. Their hesitance is said to be due to poor sales of the title on other platforms.
In an attempt to solve the problem FuturLab has turned to Curve Digital, who are famous for their work as a publisher of titles from various indies, as well as their own Stealth Inc. series. The company will publish Velocity 2X on Switch this month. A release for the Switch could have feasibly been self-published but FuturLab’s hope is that the goodwill gesture of giving it to Curve as well as healthy sales on the platform will mean that the sequel, dubbed Velocity Supernova, will be picked up by the publisher.
Presumably, if a sequel has been cooking for years and if the project were to be picked up by a publisher, we could see it soon, and in a playable state. With indie games garnering much success on the Switch, this worrying story has the potential to have a happy ending.
Will you be picking up Velocity 2X when it hits Switch this month and what would you like to see from a sequel? Tell us down below!