It doesn’t seem like a Timesplitters sequel is coming anytime soon, but as a consolation prize, Homefront: The Revolution has the next best thing.
Crytek, custodian of the TimeSplitters franchise since the dissolution of its original studio, will support a fan-made "greatest-hits" style remake of the series that was announced earlier this week. Crytek's blessing means the game will release on PlayStation 4 in addition to PC.
Steve Ellis is responsible for the beloved multiplayer aspect of Rare's classic Nintendo 64 shooter Goldeneye 007, and was a founder of Free Radical Design, the studio behind the TimeSplitters franchise. Martin Wakeley was a designer and producer at Rare, creating beloved titles like Blast Corps and Jet Force Gemini…
There's been teaser art for years. And even as recently as 2010, word that its creators were talking with publishers about releasing it. But in sad news for TimeSplitters fans, it seems the 4th game in the series is going absolutely nowhere.
When Far Cry developers Crytek bought shuttered British studio Free Radical, many wondered how long it would be until we saw the return of the Timesplitters franchise. That time may be soon.
Having recently shed 140 employees worth of weight, the slimmer, more manageable Free Radical is drawing a great deal of interest from various parties, with sale news expected later this month.
TimeSplitters developer Free Radical Design is now officially up for sale, providing the end-all verification to a set of rumors about the company about a week ago.