FuturLab, the developer of Velocity 2X, has shared an interesting look into its recent struggles surrounding the franchise, asking for the help of Switch players in the process.

In a Twitter thread, FuturLab has revealed that it has secretly been working on a new game for years, calling it "the bells and whistles sequel" to Velocity 2X. Despite that game shifting millions of downloads across PlayStation platforms - thanks to it being a free title through PS Plus - publishers aren't showing any interesting in signing up a sequel.

The problem here appears to be down to the lack of "actual unit sales"; with PS Plus downloads being given away for free to subscribers, it's hard to know exactly how a game would have sold without the promotion. A physical version of the game was also released, published by Badland Games, but FuturLab says that this was a "very public disaster". The game also flopped on Steam due to some highly unfortunate timing issues.

For the upcoming Switch version, which is expected to release later this month, FuturLab has teamed up with Curve Digital, partly in hopes that the publisher will also pick up the sequel. The message that FuturLab wants readers to take away from this thread is that "this is probably your last chance to see a fully deserving sequel happen", asking Switch players to "show [Curve] how much you want it" by buying Velocity 2X on Switch.

Curve Digital is expected to reveal the release date of Velocity 2X on Switch soon. Until then, though, let us know if you're planning on picking this one up with a comment below.