Crytek discussing Timesplitters 4

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    Crytek has told us it's exploring the possibility of making a new Timesplitters game.

    "Yeah, we have been discussing it, but nothing has been confirmed yet, so let's see after Crysis 2," CEO Cevat Yerli told us.

    The last released title in the Free Radical developed FPS series was 2005's TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, but a fourth game was in development before the UK studio went into administration in late 2008.

    Free Radical was subsequently purchased by Crytek and renamed Crytek UK, and Yerli says he's very pleased with the work the team has been doing on the multiplayer component of Crysis 2, which hits stores in March.

    "I love working with our UK friends," he said. "The team has been performing up to the quality bar easily. Our thinking was that the team had done 80-85 rated games, and we thought that with the right technology, IP and global IP direction they could reach the 90 barrier. I'm very confident that they can do that.

    "Today we have around 70 plus team members working on multiplayer only," he added. "That's a huge commitment from our company and was only possible because Free Radical had that capacity and was able to grow quite fast after we took it over."

    An Xbox 360 console exclusive multiplayer demo released earlier this week, while an upcoming PC demo was confirmed this morning.
     
  2. SamAsh07

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    Hope this discussion leads to a conclusion of a release.
     
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    I never played the other Timesplitters, are they any good?
     
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    Think of Halo meet Crysis meet Call of Duty
     
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    But with tons of great humour! Everything in the game was a mickey-take or pastiche of popular culture, from James Bond to Donald Duck.
     
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    It's like GoldenEye/Perfect Dark.
     
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    I like that, describing/comparing an old franchise involves 3 modern franchises or one/maybe 2 old franchises. This is what online multiplayer on consoles has done to the FPS. Made them easier with less features or no actual game to them. Games that would have been counted as a bunch of test levels not too long back.
     
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    so timesplitters is coming back? great
    *reliving old moments with ts 2*
     
  9. BobTheJoeBob

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    Their amazing. Although I've never played TS1; TS2 and FP are great FPS's.

    I'm assuming we'll find out the fate of timesplitters at this years E3.
     
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    I'm worried for the series, now that it's been pushed into this new group. It's just begging to lose its awesome style and gameplay because "original" team members won't be fully in charge.

    Worst of all they'll change the awesome basic gameplay to try and match the 12391273 other shooters out right now... which would be pathetic [​IMG]
     
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    Well, given Crytek's history of games, Far Cry and Crysis, both of which use the CryENGINE, the game will be renamed CrySplitters.
     
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    need a new time splitters
     
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    I have TS2 for the Gamecube and I never had the patience to get off the first level as the controls are just too cumbersome. FPS games on consoles are like texting with mittens on.
     
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    same reason I havn't played them though you could try running it on a emulator while binding the c-stick to your mouse
     
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    this would be:

    EPIC.
     
  18. Nujui

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    So, what was the first Timesplitter released on?
     
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    It was a PS2 release title.
     
  20. BobTheJoeBob

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    This is a possibility, although most of the main people who worked on timesplitters are in Crytek UK AKA Free radical so it wouldn't lose it's style. (at least not for that reason)