TimeSplitters 4
Will Crytek Finally Make TimeSplitters 4 After Crysis 2?
Written Monday, January 31, 2011 By Richard Walker
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Crytek has told CVG that it's "discussing" the possibility of finally tackling TimeSplitters 4 with fans having to wait more than five years for a follow-up since 2005's TimeSplitters: Future Perfect. A fourth game had been in the works at UK developer Free Radical, before the company went into adminstration in 2008 following a poor reception for its PS3 FPS, Haze.

Free Radical was subsequently thrown a lifeline by Crytek, who purchased the developer renaming it Crytek UK. Now Crytek may at long last resurrect Free Radical's brilliantly zany FPS franchise.

"Yeah, we have been discussing it, but nothing has been confirmed yet, so let's see after Crysis 2," said Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli, who has also been impressed by Crytek UK's work on Crysis 2's multiplayer component, a demo of which is available now on Xbox Live.

"I love working with our UK friends. The team has been performing up to the quality bar easily. Our thinking was that the team had done 80-85 rated games, and we thought that with the right technology, IP and global IP direction they could reach the 90 barrier. I'm very confident that they can do that," said Yerli.

Fingers crossed that after Crytek's Nanosuit action ships in March, the developer finds the time to bring back gun-toting monkeys, robotic fish bowls, zombies, gangsters, cultists and handlebar-moustachioed 70s cop, Harry Tipper all in one big FPS mash up called TimeSplitters 4.


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Comment #1 by Weapon X Death
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:10:12 AM
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That monkeys a gaming legend lol

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Comment #2 by CJLewis
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:13:59 AM
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DO IT!!!

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Comment #3 by CJLewis
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:15:21 AM
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Also Elijah Jones was a pain in the back-end!

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Comment #4 by Barad
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:21:41 AM
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Love the monkey!! :P

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Comment #5 by brokenaesthetic
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:21:44 AM
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holy cack I just piddled a bit at even the prospect of a timesplitters 4. even them just "talking" about it is excitement enough!

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Comment #6 by Daiphyer.
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:26:06 AM
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Monkey wielding sub-machine guns. Just like in my dreams.

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Comment #7 by dark quasar
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:30:03 AM
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i hope they do

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Comment #8 by Vigorous Ninja
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:30:30 AM
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Comment #9 by WonderCaliban
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:39:34 AM
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Come on. Timesplitters was the most fun MP game I ever played. I used to have Blunderbuss only matches and matches where we were only armed with bricks. Or where we were all monkeys. Awesome.

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Comment #10 by uk apocalypse
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:41:09 AM
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please please please please

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Comment #11 by Vigorous Ninja
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:43:22 AM
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I loved the Virus game mode, even with bots it was so fun! Most of the human bots followed you, and when anyone get's caught they let out a devastatingly lifelike scream that made your heart start pounding and adrenaline pumping as you think to yourself 'Shit it's right behind me, go dammit go!'
No over game has given me such a good MP experience.

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Comment #12 by Volcom guy992
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:43:26 AM
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OMFG If they make Timesplitters 4 I will honestly starting crying with joy. LMAO I LOVE TIMESPLITTERS!!!!!!

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Comment #13 by l SoiL l
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:55:12 AM
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I bloody well hope they will.

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Comment #14 by Caramel Cardinal
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:57:46 AM
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@8 screw the children
think of me!

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Comment #15 by StormierZiggy
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:58:39 AM
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About fucking time, amazing game series.

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Comment #16 by Fang Foom
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:00:12 AM
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Timesplitters had such a good massive selection of amazing characters!

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Comment #17 by FatalFlaw810
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:05:48 AM
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I really hope they do decide to make Time Splitters 4. I remember having a blast on those games, even the map creator was amazing(better than Forge in Halo IMO) and the monkeys haha. Now I'm going to wait until the day I can pre-order Time Splitters 4 =P (please make it happen!)

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Comment #18 by IVI
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:20:17 AM
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PLEASE! ive been waiting for this for so long

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Comment #19 by Vindicator51
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:20:44 AM
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Woot, TimeSplitters was damn fun to play, so i hope they'll make this happen. :)

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Comment #20 by TNT LotLP
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:36:08 AM
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if there will be a new timesplitters. I will jizz my pants.

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Comment #21 by Krovash
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:59:03 AM
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Never played timesplitters, but looking at the comments, i think i should add timesplitters 4 to my wishlist (if it comes out).

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Comment #22 by General Boredom
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:59:27 AM
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I never understood why people hold the TimeSplitters games in such high regard; I thought they were pretty awful.

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Comment #23 by Oultranator0731
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:03:52 AM
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OMG I actually just signed in to say YES MAKE THIS!!!

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Comment #24 by zzirGrizz
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:08:25 AM
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Bet the achievment's will be good too!!!

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Comment #25 by SN1P3RSTU113
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:10:41 AM
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I will be very disappointed if they don't :( I miss Sgt. Cortez.

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Comment #26 by CraigChaotic
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:27:06 AM
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All in favor of Timesplitters 4, please buy Crysis 2. I am!

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Comment #27 by threefiftyzzz
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:31:36 AM
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Time splitters 2 was my fav game back in the was awesome seeing some goldeneye levels thrown in and all of the humor was great. I remember playin mp w/ friends + family for hrs, especially capture the bag on that canyon level w/ the 2 bases and waterfall..ahh good times...

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Comment #28 by cazx27
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:33:17 AM
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@ #22

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Comment #29 by Earth Djinn
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:52:57 AM
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The TimeSplitters games are SO good, I would definitely buy a TS4 if they made one. I've been hoping for this for years, and I really hope that this isn't the last we hear of this.

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Comment #30 by Kyver
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 08:08:43 AM
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Yes plz

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Comment #31 by tayboone
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 08:13:24 AM
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One of my favourite games on my shelf, you can't forget about Kitten Celeste!

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Comment #32 by Dombine
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 08:49:22 AM
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I really hope they go ahead and make the title. Timesplitters is one of my favourite series of games and I put tones of hours into TS2 and Future Perfect...

Splitters FTW.

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Comment #33 by DOBOYX2
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 08:54:57 AM
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@22- Your name serves you right.

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Comment #34 by D4RK V1C3
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 09:49:38 AM
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can't wait for this!
hope cortez makes a return.. TIME TO SPLIT!

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Comment #35 by Lewis180
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 09:50:02 AM
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Please bring back Timesplitters!!!

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Comment #36 by StolenPaper18
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 09:57:02 AM
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Would be awesome if they did it...hopefully they wouldn't fuck it up though.

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Comment #37 by ONI recon 111
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 10:01:40 AM
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Do it! then finally do SWBFIII...although it'll never happen... :(

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Comment #38 by Ricey-BFD
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 10:12:48 AM
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PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN i love timesplitters

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Comment #39 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 10:19:43 AM
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Didn't plan on commenting on the train due to Virgins crappy free wifi but thought I would make the effort once I read this, if Timesplitters 4 materialises I think I will cry, it is really hard to comment on this crappy Desire touch screen but it is worth it!

When I saw this article it sent a shiver down my spine and I wanted to scream, but out of respect for my fellow train travellers, I withheld myself. Free Radical (Crytek UK) had Timesplitters in the 85-90 bracket as far as I remember. Timesplitters still remains as my favourite series ever! Best MP to date, virus is simply the best.

Guys check out the TS4 forum and get some discussion going because this game deserves it! One negative comment so far sums it all up, this game has the fanbase and the 9/10 track record, it is the legacy of goldeneye, I think 6 years waiting for a sequel is long enough thank you very much, regardless of whether Duke Nukem Forever has taken over twice as long lol.

First I read my hometown get an away tie at man united (who I support) in the paper and now this... AWESOME SAUCE!

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Comment #40 by Duken13
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 10:43:09 AM
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"went into adminstration", that's a nice way of saying it.

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Comment #41 by Rodeo Legend
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 10:47:13 AM
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MAKE IT! stop discussing and decide yes

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Comment #42 by dang racoons
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 11:01:39 AM
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I really hope this happens timesplitters is one of my top games and for it to come back would be sweet

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Comment #43 by VapidFuture
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 11:05:13 AM
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Timesplitters 4?!?!?! *drooool* .....oh yeah comment, uh, can't wait, this thing has been rumored for a long time, and been waiting since future perfect, damn that'll be a buy

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Comment #44 by SUTCLIFF 286
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 11:05:57 AM
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oo yes indeed!! one of my favourite game series on ps2, the variety and playability still surpasses most of todays FPS games... especially TS3, it was massive!! (SP & MP)

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Comment #45 by Riphade 1
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 11:57:35 AM
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I'll give up my first born for this.

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Comment #46 by nem122
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 12:05:33 PM
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Never have i been so happy to see a release of a game, timesplitters was one of the best games i ever played, the story creator was amazing. And virus :)
Timesplitters 2 on hospital with only zombie set characters on virus was the adrenaline rush which kept me going

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Comment #47 by Betruger
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 12:07:46 PM
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This will be a buy for sure I can't wait to see a teaser trailer at least

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Comment #48 by QKT
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 12:45:40 PM
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This can only mean Battlefront 3 is more likely.

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Comment #49 by LODE Billy Boo
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 12:53:39 PM
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OMG Plz do it :-)

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Comment #50 by Opiate42
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 01:22:28 PM
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Monkeys with guns.

We are all monkeys with guns. :)

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Comment #51 by Dlark17
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 01:36:06 PM
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Buying Crysis 2 just to make this reality more likely.
Plus, hey, Goteki's been demoted to sound mixing. We need TS back so they can make more music to rival "TS Remix" and "Like a Monkey!"

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Comment #52 by darkboy1200
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 01:48:39 PM
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The question, what sequence of events will lead them to make Timesplitters 4 sooner than later? If Crysis is successful, EA is gonna be knocking on the door for Crysis 3. If it isn't successful, going back to an older franchise may help, but I suspect they'll sooner release an HD collection of the games than make Timesplitters 4. Take all the old assets, spitshine them, maybe add a new feature or two and you got something.

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Comment #53 by tankoman
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 01:59:45 PM
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If they make timesplitters 4 im gonna have to shave all my hair off, buy some shades and play the game dressed like cortez!

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Comment #54 by Mrfishyp
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 02:47:15 PM
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Wow, the fact that out of all these comments, there is only one negative comment, shows how popular this series has been. Reason enough to make it surely!

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Comment #55 by MADxMONK3Y NL
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 02:50:48 PM
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Comment #56 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 02:51:25 PM
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Comment #57 by Blueprotoss
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 03:06:44 PM
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This is a very good idea while I don't have faith in Crytek.

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Comment #58 by Exodist
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 03:18:51 PM
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I'd be quite surprised if they didn't. Its been ages since 3 and there's still a very high demand for it, I think it'd do really well especially if they kept the focus on the local multiplayer, the bots and all that (add online too of course). I think the trick is to make it the same game, don't make it all CoD like, keep the non-ion sight aiming, the challenges, short levels with multiple objectives etc. It certainly has potential.

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Comment #59 by wickedclowns95
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 03:35:21 PM
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They should. Timesplitters is a good ip. Crysis is not my cup of tea and so I won't be getting Crysis 2. Maybe I'll rent it someday.

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Comment #60 by Jamoo 1
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 03:54:42 PM
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Please God, yes!

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Comment #61 by Manicmonkey85
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 04:05:19 PM
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loved TS3 with all the random characters. So do it, do it now!

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Comment #62 by PhoenixTemplar
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 05:10:36 PM
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Holy Sweet Jebus! Future Perfect was one of my favorite games for Xbox! Even just teasing Timesplitters 4 is a good way to get me to buy Crysis 2. Please God, let this happen.

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Comment #63 by Archvile78
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 06:54:20 PM
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Ive always wanted a 4th timesplitters but at the same time it worries me, none of the original team is left + im afraid Crytek attempt to modernise TS to appeal a wider audience.

If a 4th does happen i hope FRD (i will always call them FRD) gets total freedom on it.

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Comment #64 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:06:25 PM
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Nice! I played the second like crazy on Game Cube. God I miss the Game Cube... Never played the third.

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Comment #65 by agentnnc
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 07:56:20 PM
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I'm hoping for a TS on a next gen console. It's the only game where I can play as a monkey and be a bad ass at the same time!

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Comment #66 by Aussie27Legend
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 08:23:43 PM
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Whilst any Timesplitter 4 news is great news, I'm not sure Crytek would be the people I would want to develop the game... someone like Gearbox would be more appropriate for this franchise I think.

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Comment #67 by chanman
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 09:04:05 PM
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A new Timesplitter game would be awesome! TS2 was so fun!

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Comment #68 by Blueprotoss
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 09:18:43 PM
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@ 63. I feel the same especially when TS wasn't a FPS that was taken seriously anyways.

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Comment #69 by Kyle de Coolio
Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 10:49:44 PM
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Timesplitters is still being talked about?!

Last time I played Timesplitters, I was kicking my buds asses with a monkey in CTF on gamecube. lol

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Comment #70 by GoWisfun
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 12:02:36 AM
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@22 I guess you never had friends to play MP with :|

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Comment #71 by Gearbolt
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 02:23:32 AM
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Timesplitters would be awesome. The first 2 games was alot of fun. I still have them yet too. Would like very much to see the 4th one made!

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Comment #72 by Klammeraffe
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 05:10:25 AM
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TS2 is still one of the funniest shooters ever.
Loved the Map creator, awesome character models and the freaking tons of stuff u could unlock.


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Comment #73 by Phenoviral
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 06:45:27 PM
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Must.. not.. get.. hopes.. up.. D=

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Comment #74 by masterchocobill
Friday, February 04, 2011 @ 07:33:47 AM
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Loved TS2, one of my fav PS2 titles!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeease make TS4!

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Comment #75 by snake1111123
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 11:30:44 AM
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omg future perfect was my favorite shooter of all time and now this ones coming out! i cant wait!!!!!

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Comment #76 by Phenoviral
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @ 10:26:55 AM
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They're going to call it Tymesplitters, aren't they? =/

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