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Timesplitters 4 "not in development" at Crytek UK

Timesplitters 4 "not in development" at Crytek UK

Fri 27 Apr 2012 8:00pm GMT / 4:00pm EDT / 1:00pm PDT

The former Free Radical has confirmed that another Timesplitters is not in development

Despite rumors, Crytek UK has confirmed to CVG that a Timesplitters sequel is not in development. The title is possibly the most anticipated from the team, which is currently hard at work on Homefront 2.

"No, it's not in development," said a Crytek spokeperson when asked. This serious reply followed one that fit the humor expected from the team that brought us TimeSplitters.

"For Timesplitters 4, with ever spiralling development costs, massive teams and endless crunch we decided on a more radical development strategy," began the tongue-in-cheek statement.

"In short, the experiment was to implement the infinite monkey theorem. With cloning being a far too expensive option, we spent all of the development budget on buying monkeys on the black market. Those seven monkeys are now sat in a room with typewriters and lots of mirrors, and we fully expect Timesplitters 4 to be finished soon. Rumours are that they haven't written any code but just tease the press from time to time. Those damn monkeys."

GamesIndustry International recently spoke with Free Radical Design co-founder Steve Ellis on how the studio ended up becoming Crytek UK.


Andrew Goodchild
Studying development

1,236 397 0.3
Damn shame that:(
Homefront 2 may end up being good, but monkeys are far more interesting.

Posted:2 years ago


James Verity

132 25 0.2
second business mistake from Crytek this week...

Posted:2 years ago

Depends on the IP rights with regards to Timesplitters as well, and the type of games Crytek wants to produce. So far, the Crytek way is the photorealistic action FPS look and feel.

Posted:2 years ago


Ben Furneaux
Lead Designer

115 48 0.4

Posted:2 years ago


Peter Dwyer
Games Designer/Developer

481 290 0.6
The world really needs a new timesplitters right now. It doesn not really need another Crysis, COD or Battlefield.

Posted:2 years ago

Or a black Adder adventure!

Posted:2 years ago


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