Ever wanted to know what happened to the TimeSplitters series? After waiting years for additional news on the TimeSplitters 4 development, we discovered that the game’s long awaited return might be sooner than we thought.
The beloved FPS series of TimeSplitters has been on a 7 year vacation, last seen in its third installment, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, back in 2005 for the Gamecube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. The 4th game in the series, however, has been talked about for a while now, and more recently by a statement quoting a, “high-ranking industry source at Crytek”, which stated that the 4th installment was already in production. They were planning for its release for the next generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles, which is exactly what we'd always hoped for.
In the latest UK issue of the Official Xbox Magazine reported that a new Crytek FPS could be in the works, namely TimeSplitters 4, but there are side notes that state that if it truly is currently in development, there’s “no guarantee that it’ll be released.” As stated in OXM:
Trusted OXM sources have claimed that they've seen TimeSplitters 4 running. That's no guarantee that it'll be released - at least one version of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was cancelled without ever being announced - but it's a promising sign. If we do get a proper sequel, we're likely to see the old games appear, too.
The UK version of the Official PlayStation Magazine has also stated that the new TimeSplitters will be announced relatively soon, so hopefully the word gets out there so the rumors can finally be settled for once and we can get back to a golden age of FPS multiplayers. Crytek UK confirmed back in 2007 that it definitely had TimeSplitters 4 in the works, including a release of concept art before falling off the map. Still, if it means that the crazy multiplayer shooter returns to our consoles, who would be mad about hearing that?
Let us know what you think about TimeSplitters’ return to console. Will it out do, say a Call of Duty? A Halo? Leave us your thoughts!