Will Crytek Finally Make TimeSplitters 4 After Crysis 2?
Written Monday, January 31, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
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.