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  • Yerli: Crytek "discussing" TimeSplitters 4 development

    Crytek boss Cervat Yerli has told CVG that the company is “discussing” the possibility of developing TimeSplitters 4.

  • Crytek UK wants Haze to be remembered "a little more gently than when it was released"

    Remember Haze? That shooter from Free Radical, published by Ubisoft and was a PS3 exclusive? Didn’t go down too well? Its developer wants you to remember it. A lot more “gently”.

  • TimeSplitters 4 concept art surfaces

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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