Crytek president Cevat Yerli has outlined what it would take to make him push a Timesplitters re-release or sequel.
Speaking to GameInformer, Yerli said he’d love to see Timesplitters back in some form, but can’t yet demonstrate demand.
“I would love to see the game out there, as a newborn HD version or what not. I definitely would love to see it. But the case of turning this into a business decision is still difficult,” he said.
Yerlu referenced a petition which had failed to gain traction since its launch in mid-October; “it just seems to be as we expected, as it was when it was Free Radical,” he said of its reception.
“Unfortunately the petition doesn’t look that convincing. If the petition picks up it will be an even better argument for us,” he added.
“There’s a very hardcore market that is very verbal about it. I would love to see this, and if the fan base approves a further petition. They’re trying to call 300,000 voices, I think it’s at two or three thousand right now. If they could get the petition together I would be very happy to put in front of decision makers in the company, the key stakeholders, and say ‘Look here. This is how it is, let’s make it now.’”
After media picked up on Yerli’s comment, a further 25,000 signatures were added to the Change.org page in a few hours. Go ahead and sign the petition if Timesplitters still floats your boat.