Have a craving for TimeSplitters? You'll have to wait a little longer, and possibly save those pennies to help development.
A forth installment in the popular first-person shooter series has been rumoured for many moons now and is often a franchise that fans hope to eventually be resurrected. Despite being aquired by Crytek, developer Free Radical still had issues pitching Timesplitters 4 to potential publishers. There just wan't much, if not any, interest.
Speaking to CVG this week, Crytek's Cevat Yerli confirmed that the studio isn't working on a new Timesplitters game.
Yerli even revealed that there had been discussion internally to even allow fan-driven fundraising to kick the project off the ground and prove there is some interest.
The thing with TimeSplitters is, if we made a sequel to TimeSplitters, nobody would accept this apart from some fans, and we don't know how big the fan community is unfortunately.
I guess the other issue is this; the reality also is we're quite a large company, but also we have capacity limits and we don't want to hire 15 people just to do this game. Kickstarter is a concept we thought about seriously... we'll see. Time will tell.
Would you like to see a new entry in the series, and be prepared to donate towards producing the game?