The Timesplitters rumours just never stop coming, however it seems that Crytek have put their foot down on it and put an end to all this nonsense.
Crytek chief executive Cevat Yerli spoke to CVG in Los Angeles last week and spoke about how the series wouldn’t be getting a new entry, at least not one at retail.
“Look, I wish we were working on it. I will say that,”
“I think hopes are high, but change has to happen in the platform space. I’m very excited potentially about the idea of a TimeSplitters for G-Face.
“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.
“And we don’t want to design this as a packaged goods game that launches on a console, and even if we wanted to I don’t think publishers would like the idea. That is the truth, and that was the truth even before we bought Free Radical.”
G-Face is Crytek’s new social gaming platform, and deals in direct distribution of titles. It seems that if they ever did look into creating a new Timesplitters title, it’d come down via that service.
“TimeSplitters had one of the most fun multiplayer games ever, and G-Face is a social entertainment platform – it’s about online gaming. I love the idea of a TimeSplitters for G-Face.
“I love the idea, and I wish we’ll work on it, but currently we are not working on it.”
Looks like that’s the end of that. At least until the rumours on a G-Face project from the Nottingham based Crytek UK arise.