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  • TimeSplitters 4 concept art surfaces

    Some concept art for TimeSplitters 4 has been released into the wild.

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  • CV: Free Radical was working on "online MMO game"

    According to this LinkedIn profile, Free Radical was working on an MMO before it went bust and was bought by Crytek in early 2009.

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  • Yerli: Crytek UK, nee Free Rad, focused on Crysis 2 multiplayer

    Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has said there are many different plans for the online functionality of Crysis 2, and due to the firm’s recent acquisition of Free Radial, it now has a team that can focus only on the multiplayer bits of the game.

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  • Crytek UK working on "exciting stuff", TS4 still a possibility

    Karl Hilton, head of Crytek UK – that’s Free Radical, or what was Free Rad, to you and me – has said in an interview that they are working on some “exciting” new concepts right now at the studio. “Going forward, we’ve always made it very clear that we want to build original games and […]

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  • Free Radical: Technical issues with PS3 hindered Haze developement

    Free Radical’s Karl Hilton has told Develop that Haze “had a lot of development issues which meant it wasn’t the game it should have been,” and admitted that the teams problems getting the game to run on PS3. “A lot of them were technical issues,” he told the site. “The PS3 is a powerful machine […]

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  • Pre-purchase Damnation through Steam, get Second Sight free

    Damnation is now available for pre-purchase on Steam. Should you lay down the cash for it, you will get a copy of Free Radical’s stealth-action game Second Sight, for free. Damnation will be available worldwide on May 22.

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  • Crytek assigns Free Radical projects it "always dreamed to do"

    Crytek has handed Free Radical projects that it has “always dreamed to do”. Cevat Yerli, founder and CEO of Crytek, says that the purchase of Free Radical was a good business move on its part, saved over 40 jobs, and gave the company a new development team. “We have provided the team at Crytek UK […]

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  • Crytek owns rights to all Free Radical properties

    Crytek now owns all of the rights to Free Radical projects including TimeSplitters, says 1UP. Free Radical was at work on the shooter franchise when they were bought out, but this doesn’t mean another TimeSplitters game is a given, says managing director Anvi Yerli. “At this early stage we’re looking into all possibilities, but it’s […]

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  • Free Radical to be rebranded Crytek UK

    Free Radical is to be renamed Crytek UK, it’s now been confirmed. Crytek issued a statement today finally admitting it’s bought the developer. “Free Radical Design is a great fit to Crytek and its culture, given that Free Radical has a proven track record on delivering high quality games,” said Crytek boss Avni Yerli. “The […]

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  • Free Rad man: Crytek buy is a "really, really good thing"

    Former Haze creative lead Derek Littlewood has told VG247 this morning that a now-confirmed sale of Free Radical to Crytek has brought “relief” to the UK firm. “It’s clearly a really, really good thing,” he said. “More than anything else I think everyone is relieved that we can now get back to concentrating on making […]

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  • Crytek Free Radical purchase confirmed

    Administrator ReSolve Partners has confirmed last night’s rumoured sale of Free Radical to Crytek. “We are pleased to announce that a sale completed to Crytek late last night thus preserving over 40 jobs,” said a spokesperson. A formal announcement is expected later today. Thanks, GI.

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  • Rumour: Free Radical bought by Crytek

    Haze writer Rob Yescombe has apparently confirmed to 1UP that Free Radical is to be bought by Crytek. Free Rad hit trouble just before Christmas last year, laying off 100 employees over the break. The fate of the company is to be announced this week. Sounds as though it already has. Thanks, Johnny Cullen.

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  • Free Radical's fate to be announced this week

    Administration firm ReSolve Partners will confirm what’s the happen to Free Radical this week, making an announcement on the developer’s future on Wednesday, February 4. Free Radical hit the skids just before Christmas, laying off 100 staff over the break. A number of companies have been rumoured to be interested in Free Radical Design, including […]

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  • Sites pull Battlefront III footage after Lucas threat

    IGN’s yanked footage of Star Wars Battlefront III due to LucasArts pressure. The publisher told the site the movie of Free Radical’s project – confirmed as real by insiders – was “the intellectual property of Lucasfilm” and had “been posted without permission.” It looks as though the Kotaku footage we posted last week has also […]

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  • ...and we're back - Christmas news round up

    Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot. By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40. The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday. Speaking to 1UP, Cameron […]

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  • TimeSplitters 4 concept art released

    Free Radical may be in its death throes, but at least we get to look at what might have been. One of the artists on TimeSplitters 4 has released a bunch of concept stuff from the game. It’s all on Nick Carver’s site, as he’s now looking for a job and it’s apparently free season […]

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  • TIGA "expresses condolences" at Free Radical "fate"

    TIGA’s put out a press release expressing “condolences to everyone at Free Radical Design” after it was reported yesterday that the firm had gone into administration. Richard Wilson, CEO of the body, said tjhe government must “take action” in light of the story by giving the games trade tax breaks. His statement in full: “On […]

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  • Prototype’s CES assets leak early, get ‘em while they’re still here

    According to Joystiq’s crack team, the official website of Activision’s open-world Crackdown-killer, Prototype, sprung a little leak. Joystiq, then, being from the Internet, quickly smuggled a few new, possibly illicit screenshots and movies back to its den. However, we have no way of confirming the slip-up, as Activision seems to have caulked it up pretty […]

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  • TimeSplitters 4 concept art released

    Free Rad’s put out some concept images for TimeSplitters 4, following yesterday’s movie teaser. Gearing up for a reveal, surely? Take a look.

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  • TimeSplitters 4 teased on Free Rad's site

    Free Radical’s put up a new teaser for TimeSplitters 4 on its site, featuring Vader-style breathing and a monkey in a spacesuit. Obviously. Little’s known of the game as yet, but you’d hope to be seeing something soon. Take a look at the snippet in the meantime.

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  • Crytek Free Radical purchase confirmed

    Administrator ReSolve Partners has confirmed last night’s rumoured sale of Free Radical to Crytek. “We are pleased to announce that a sale completed to Crytek late last night thus preserving over 40 jobs,” said a spokesperson. A formal announcement is expected later today. Thanks, GI.

  • Rumour: Free Radical bought by Crytek

    Haze writer Rob Yescombe has apparently confirmed to 1UP that Free Radical is to be bought by Crytek. Free Rad hit trouble just before Christmas last year, laying off 100 employees over the break. The fate of the company is to be announced this week. Sounds as though it already has. Thanks, Johnny Cullen.

  • Free Radical’s fate to be announced this week

    Administration firm ReSolve Partners will confirm what’s the happen to Free Radical this week, making an announcement on the developer’s future on Wednesday, February 4. Free Radical hit the skids just before Christmas, laying off 100 staff over the break. A number of companies have been rumoured to be interested in Free Radical Design, including […]

  • Sites pull Battlefront III footage after Lucas threat

    IGN’s yanked footage of Star Wars Battlefront III due to LucasArts pressure. The publisher told the site the movie of Free Radical’s project – confirmed as real by insiders – was “the intellectual property of Lucasfilm” and had “been posted without permission.” It looks as though the Kotaku footage we posted last week has also […]

  • …and we’re back – Christmas news round up

    Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot. By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40. The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday. Speaking to 1UP, Cameron […]

  • TimeSplitters 4 concept art released

    Free Radical may be in its death throes, but at least we get to look at what might have been. One of the artists on TimeSplitters 4 has released a bunch of concept stuff from the game. It’s all on Nick Carver’s site, as he’s now looking for a job and it’s apparently free season […]

  • TIGA “expresses condolences” at Free Radical “fate”

    TIGA’s put out a press release expressing “condolences to everyone at Free Radical Design” after it was reported yesterday that the firm had gone into administration. Richard Wilson, CEO of the body, said tjhe government must “take action” in light of the story by giving the games trade tax breaks. His statement in full: “On […]

  • Prototype’s CES assets leak early, get ‘em while they’re still here

    According to Joystiq’s crack team, the official website of Activision’s open-world Crackdown-killer, Prototype, sprung a little leak. Joystiq, then, being from the Internet, quickly smuggled a few new, possibly illicit screenshots and movies back to its den. However, we have no way of confirming the slip-up, as Activision seems to have caulked it up pretty […]

  • TimeSplitters 4 concept art released

    Free Rad’s put out some concept images for TimeSplitters 4, following yesterday’s movie teaser. Gearing up for a reveal, surely? Take a look.

  • TimeSplitters 4 teased on Free Rad’s site

    Free Radical’s put up a new teaser for TimeSplitters 4 on its site, featuring Vader-style breathing and a monkey in a spacesuit. Obviously. Little’s known of the game as yet, but you’d hope to be seeing something soon. Take a look at the snippet in the meantime.

  • PS3, 360, Wii or PC? You choose Timesplitters 4’s platform

    Who knows where Timesplitters 4 will end up? You do! Kinda. If you point your browser over to Free Radical’s website, you’ll find a spiffy new poll that puts Timesplitters 4’s fate in your hands. This poll — assuming it’s not being used as a backward way of asking: “Which version of the game should […]

  • Amazon.com yanks Battlefront III listing overnight

    Amazon.com was listing Star Wars: Battlefront III last night, as reported by GoNintendo, but has since pulled the product. This link now brings up a 404. The retailer was listing the game for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, DS, PSP and PlayStation 2, according to Kotaku, for a March 2009 release. The game’s in development […]

  • TimeSplitters 4 scans posted from PSW

    They’re on PlayStation Beyond, and don’t show much, to be honest. No details on this at all at the moment, but you can assume a reveal soon if it’s in print now.

  • IGN review “rude”, says Haze community dev

    Talking with Gamerush, Haze community development manager Ubi_Wuzzi has called IGN’s 4.5/10 review of the game “rude”. “I think they’ve been pretty rude with the game,” he said. “During journalists hands-on we were really happy as anyone had fun with the game. Most of them stated that the gameplay was solid and multiplayer well balanced. […]

  • Patch problems hit Haze co-op?

    Looks as though there may be a problem with being able to invite Friends into games in Haze. This thread‘s just popped up on the Ubisoft forums showing gamers complaining that when attempting to invite Friends into games, the title asks for a patch. Of which there isn’t one, apparently. We’re trying to get comment […]

  • Middling Haze reviews flood in

    A number of sites published their Haze reviews last night, with the game shipping in the US yesterday and Ubisoft lifting the UK embargo on online reviews last night. The PS3-exclusive hit headlines yesterday when IGN gave it 4.5/10. This lot should give you a pretty clear picture of what’s hitting British shelves this Friday: […]

  • The first nine minutes of Haze – video

    After the break. It’s the entire intro sequence, from loading the game to entering combat for the first time. There’s a lot of shouting involved. See for yourself.

  • Ubisoft UK lifts embargo on online Haze reviews

    We’ve just received word from Ubisoft UK that the Friday embargo on online Haze reviews has now been lifted. Expect to see UK reviews going live from now on.

  • Yescombe reponds to IGN Haze review: “MEGAowch”

    Free Radical scriptwriter Rob Yescombe has responded to IGN’s 4.5/10 drubbing of shooter Haze by saying he just wants people to make up their own minds. “My thoughts are ‘Owch’. No, wait – MEGAowch,” he told PSU. “Haze has had mixed reviews, but even GoldenEye got a 4/10 when it first came out. With a […]

  • Online Haze reviews embargoed till May 23 in UK

    Update: The embargo’s been lifted. See here. According to British press sources, online Haze reviews in the UK are being strictly embargoed until May 23, the game’s release date. The news follows an eye-widening 4.5/10 from IGN this morning, and the removal of a 6/10 piece from GameReactor yesterday, after caused by a broken embargo. […]

  • IGN gives Haze 4.5/10

    Update: UK reviews have been embargoed until Friday. See here. Update two: Ubi’s now lifted the review embargo. See here. Oh dear. This could get nasty. IGN’s published its Haze review, and it’s a woeful 4.5/10. The sound you can hear is one of an almost-certain universal kicking. Unless there’s been a glitch in the […]

  • Men use Haze to try to get multiplayer date with Fragdoll

    Gametrailers has upped a Blind Date video featuring Haze project lead, Derek Littlewood and Rob Yescombe (screenwriter) trying to win a multiplayer date with Kitt from the UK Frag Dolls. They answer specific questions aimed at highlighting the various features of Haze and inject their own special brand of humour. We can’t think of anything […]

  • New Haze gameplay footage

    Gamespot Australia has some new movie footage of Free Radical’s Haze. Beware spoilers and bad language, apparently. Click the red words. By Mike Bowden

  • Haze not in HD, confirms Littlewood

    In an interview with Ripten, Haze creative lead Derek Littlewood confirmed that – contrary to reports on the Playstation blog – the game does not run in high definition. The shooter runs in 1024×576 (576p) and not 1024×720 (720p), meaning it leaves the PS3 to upscale. Littlewood, however, doesn’t see what the fuss is about: […]

  • First Haze reviews are mixed bag

    The first Haze reviews are in, and it looks as though the kids are split so far. Ubi’s confirmed that Famitsu’s given the Free Radical shooter 34/40, and that the Italian PSM’s marked it 9/10. Haze is amazing! Unfortunately, Nordic bastion Gamereactor’s given it 6/10. Haze is just above average! The game’s out this week […]

  • Haze has mandatory 4Gb install

    Teh internets are less than happy about this. Ubisoft’s confirmed that Haze will have a mandatory 4Gb install. Reckon it’ll take over 20 minutes? “You will need to go through a minimal install (about 4 Gigs) but not the whole game,” said Haze’s community manager, speaking here. The Free Radical shooter’s out next Friday, PS3-only.

  • Haze demo – impressions

    We downloaded the Haze demo yesterday. At last, we could actually play the game free from all the exclusivity shenanigans; free from the talk of the how’s and why’s of the delay; free from all the politics – it was just us and the game. Finally. Is it any good? See after the link.

  • Haze demo live in the UK, US tomorrow

    The Haze demo is up on the UK PSN now, as promised, and will be with our American cousins tomorrow, according to this Gaming Today piece. The shooter fully releases on May 23.Don’t forget that it’s a PS3 exclusive, kids.

  • Demo to feature opening level, says Haze creative lead

    Talking to videogaming247, Haze creative head Derek Littlewood has confirmed that the shooter’s demo, to be released on PSN on May 6 as part of the forthcoming Playstation Day, will feature the game’s opening level. “It’s the first mission in the game,” said Littlewood. “You take on the role of Shane Carpenter as a Mantel […]

  • Haze dated as May 23 in Europe

    Ubisoft just confirmed that Haze will release in Europe on May 23. The ship-date for the Free Radical shooter has been the subject of much speculation in the past few months. Most recently, Ubisoft confirmed a May 22 date before immediately retracting it. Hopefully this’ll be the last we hear of the PS3 exclusive before […]