Free Radical Shuts down!

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  1. CockroachMan
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    Free Radical, english game developer, owner of the Time Splitters franchise and more recently, Haze, closed it's doors today. Employees found their offices in Nottingham locked this morning and the suspicious was confirmed. Free Radical is no more [​IMG]

    source: http://kotaku.com/5113037/free-radical-shuts-down
     
  2. sean0007

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    That sucks, hopefully a big developer will pick up the Timesplitters franchise, I loved those games.

    Edit: Lack of commas
     
  3. ganons

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    we need the actual coders and designers from that team to continue
     
  4. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    Well, Timesplitters was a great series while it lasted. [​IMG]
     
  5. Celice

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    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

    TimeSplitters was an awesome series, with even better multiplayer. If memory serves, they were also working on a game for another company too. Hopefully they're picked up somewhere else, 'cause it'd be a shame if they all die off, leaving their game style (Goldeneye everywhere) to the dirt. If so, let's not hope they go the route of Rare and deserve to be put out.
     
  6. Ferrariman

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    Aww shit.
     
  7. hankchill

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    A valuable post of the utmost quality. This thread could not exist if it was not for that comment.
    [/sarcasm]

    Back to reality [​IMG] It is a shame that Free Radical just all of a sudden dropped the bomb. Timesplitters is probably one of the only few FPS's that I enjoyed playing through, and the only one my wife would play with me. They will be missed [​IMG]
     
  8. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    Well that was my initial reaction too, and it's more than one word. [​IMG]
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

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    That sucks really hard.. The Timesplitters games were awesome, and I was really looking forward to Timesplitters 4.

    Now Rare has to become good again [​IMG]
     
  10. DeMoN

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    This was pretty much inevitable following Haze's failure.
     
  11. Trolly

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    Behind you! I know you looked!
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    :'( Goodbye TimeSplitters 4 and Star Wars Battlefront 3.
    I'm assuming Battlefront 3 will be finished by another team or LucasArts itself, but TimeSplitters 4? Damn the recession [​IMG].
     
  12. FAST6191

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    Damn, while I could not care less about timesplitters (tried it many times without success) I did quite like Second Sight which I believe they also did.
     
  13. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

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    Dang, was really looking forward to the next timesplitters for the Wii. Would give the Conduit a run for its money. Good graphics or not.

    Oh well, hopefully the timesplitters team will get picked up by someone.
     
  14. Vague Rant

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    I thought Second Sight was great also, and always meant to try TimeSplitters. Come to think of it, Second Sight would have made for an awesome Wii port.
     
  15. Trolly

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    Behind you! I know you looked!
    Hm, seems the company are currently in administration, and not entirely closed down. However, quite a few employees have jumped ship already, and chances are they'll close down anyway.