Velocity 2X Faced No Problems Running At 1080p/60fps On PS4, Dev Explains Why It’s Not On Xbox One

Managing director James Marsden talks about FuturLab’s upcoming shooter.

Posted By | On 14th, Feb. 2014 Under News


There isn’t a whole lot we know about FuturLab’s Velocity 2X, aside from the fact that it’s mixed in its signature top down shooter elements with some side-scrolling shooter elements. But we do know of FuturLab’s dedication to the PlayStation platform, and the case is no different this time for Velocity 2X. GamingBolt spoke to manager director James Marsden about the game and also asked if it had any trouble achieving 60 FPS and 1080p on the PS4.

When asked what it is about PlayStation that other platforms – like the Xbox One – don’t have, Marsden said, “Sony fosters talent in a way that you don’t see anywhere else in the industry. The result is that PlayStation invests in videogames as a medium, and that’s why we’ve chosen to work with them.”

As for the challenges faced in getting Velocity 2X to run at 1080p and 60 FPS on the PS4, Marsden clarified that, “We’re not getting anywhere near the ceiling on PS4, so we can throw as many particles, lights and explosions at is as the artists want and PS4 just obeys!”

So no challenges then? “That’s correct. No problems whatsoever.The engine was created by Andy Yelland, who has 20 years experience working on AAA game projects. He’s normally a trouble shooter, meaning that he gets hired by the big guys to solve problems they either can’t solve or don’t have time to solve. He’s like a one man A-Team. He created the engine for Velocity 2X for PS Vita and PS4, so from that side of things we were in good hands. The same engine was used for Surge Deluxe on PS Vita.”

Velocity 2X is due later this year so stay tuned for more details on the game as the months progress.

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  • lordus

    i love my ps4 and i love it when games get announced in 1080p, but to title this article 1080p 60 fps for this specific game is kinda embarrassing it feels like your trying to hard for something that could be done 1080p 60 fps on gamecube,ps4 is above this type of flamebait

  • cell989

    interesting fact about Andy Yelland

  • Dakan45

    My phone runs this at 1080p 60 fps!!!

    As for why its not on xbone, same reason its not on pc like its prequel, sony payed them and now they hype it.

    “We’re not getting anywhere near the ceiling on PS4, so we can throw as
    many particles, lights and explosions at is as the artists want and PS4
    just obeys!”


    ” top down shooter elements with some side-scrolling shooter elements.”

    I wish they stoped with this 1080p 60 fps bullcrap hype. Those games would propably run like that on a freaking toaster…..with SEGA logo on them.

    • Psionicinversion

      hey up wasnt sure which Dakan this was lol, seen your imposter on dualshockers i think, you was being pro sony, i was like wth lol

      Yeah its hardly a game pushing the visual boundaries

    • DarthDiggler

      There is only one Dakan45 (can’t make the same User Name on Disqus twice). 🙂

      Likely the port to Smart Phones is tailored for that platform. I would think the PS4 version may have more graphical effects.

    • Psionicinversion

      ah right so Dakan trying to re-conceptualise his self image by saying hes an imposter on 1 site and being another type of guy on another… hmm interesting… as riddick would say

    • DarthDiggler

      I can’t (and won’t) speak for the guy, but you can’t make 2 accounts with the same name on any online service.

    • Dakan45

      Nope someone changed his name to mine and is pro sony.

    • Dakan45

      I dont bother willl duashockers, Guissepe is an annoying idiot arguing with everyone and that site is pro sony, nearly all updates on deep down and other exlusives come from it.

    • Psionicinversion

      i tried get an account with NeoGaf but they refused me, probably did a quick internet search of posts and figured it wasnt worth it. Id probably be banned within 10 minutes anyway!!!

    • Dakan45

      what did that guy say on dualshockers anyway?

    • Psionicinversion

      not alot he was just being pro sony, a few people who know you were like wth lol then he said its a copy cat account

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    I hate how all the great games-no matter what platform you’re on-are still months away.

  • Jerjef

    Kind of a misleading title. The dev states that it’s not on the Xbox One due to how Sony treats developers. Not that it isn’t a valid point, but this game is not on the Xbox One due to politics and not system power.


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