Timesplitters 4 "not in development" at Crytek UK

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.

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Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game5 years ago
Damn shame that:(
Homefront 2 may end up being good, but monkeys are far more interesting.
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James Verity5 years ago
second business mistake from Crytek this week...
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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.
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Ben Furneaux Principal Designer 5 years ago
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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer 5 years ago
The world really needs a new timesplitters right now. It doesn not really need another Crysis, COD or Battlefield.
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Or a black Adder adventure!
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