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Crytek UK “talking to publishers” about creating new TimeSplitters

Monday, 1st November 2010 12:49 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Boom.

Crytek UK – nee, Free Radical – has confirmed to Eurogamer that it’s currently “talking to publishers” about creating a new TimeSplitters.

It’s also discussing the possibility of an original single-player and multiplayer IP.

“We’re talking to publishers at the moment about whether that’s [TimeSplitters] a viable route or not,” Crytek UK boss Karl Hilton told the site at GameCity in Nottingham.

“There hasn’t been a TimeSplitters game for quite a while. Obviously TimeSplitters is a FPS with a strong multiplayer element. The question is, is that the way to go with another one, or should it go down a different route, or should we be developing a new IP altogether?

“It’s down to us talking to publishers about what their interest is and where they see it going. If they’re keen for a TS game, then we’d be happy to do one. If they’d like us to develop something new then we’d do that.

“Whether the TS is like the classic TS or whether the TS is a new imagined TS, that’s the other thing to discuss with them.”

It hasn’t been quite decided yet by the developer if it’s going to do a new IP or revisit TS, but so far, big noises are coming out from pubs on the latter.

“Talking to publishers, everyone is aware of TimeSplitters. It’s got a brand awareness that’s really good. Its success in different markets was quite variable. So depending on who you talk to, they either look at it as a really successful product or as a product that was almost successful but could have done better.”

After entering administration in 2008, Free Radical was bought by Crytek early last year and was renamed Crytek UK.

It’s since been working on the multiplayer aspect of Crysis 2 for EA, as revealed to us in New York back in April by main Crytek boss Cevat Yerli.

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  1. Blerk

    A new Timesplitters would make an excellent XBLA/PSN game.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. LOLshock94

    if its like time splitters 3 then they can shove that plan up there arses but if its like 2 please please please make nd time splitters 2 arcade enough said

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DBZ0wnz

    Please let this not be a freaking XBLA/PSN Game, If they stick to the Timesplitters 2 Style i’d be a very happy monkey.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    What’s so bad about it being a downloadable? TS3 sold bugger all, they’d likely do much better with something smaller and cheaper.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. AlmightyDogbert

    I hope Crytek Uk think hard about what makes time splitters so beloved; PROTIP: funny characters and setting monkeys on fire

    Maybe they should talk to Randy Pitchford, since that style of fun and joy is in the games he’s been making recently.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DBZ0wnz

    Hell no, it has if not been one of the best fps 3rd party series in the 21st century, it would flop if it were to come on PSN/XBLA.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    But what makes you say that? An XBLA/PSN release certainly didn’t do the Battlefield series any harm.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Callum

    I agree with Blerk, for a game that is all about the multiplayer an XBOX live release would be brilliant. Small, affordable, and perfectly polished > Large, hopefull but flawed to hell.

    I think crytek UK have been working on the Crysis 2 multiplayer almost exclusivly…they will have a very good team for a game like TS.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. wishdokta

    TS to me always had a massive value in terms of singleplayer, co-op, multiplayer battles and countless fun modes. I’d be overwhelmed with luck if they bring back such a solid package.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    A downloadable HD remake of the last 3 to raise awareness, followed by a balls out disc release 4th installment :D

    #10 4 years ago