Submitted by skyward 1613d ago | news

Crytek 'Thinking About Timesplitters'

NowGamer: Avni Yerli, co-founder of Crytek has told NowGamer the company is still deciding how best to continue the Timesplitters IP... (Crytek, GameCube, PS2, PS3, Time Splitters 2 HD, Time Splitters 4, TimeSplitters, Timesplitters 3, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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jony_dols  +   1613d ago
I love the series.

I want to see what Timesplitters will look like running on Crytek's Cryengine 3. All those bright cartoony colours will really shine, and finally hoist the series into the current gen (and onto PC for the first time!)

Hopefully Crytek won't strip it of its funniness or worse, try way too hard to be 'funny' (until it turns into painfully unfunny, à la DNF!)


'When we suggested doing an HD collection of existing games, Yerli added: "That’s a good idea! [laughs] There are indeed a lot of games doing it but we haven’t thought about that yet. But it’s a good idea..."

Now that's a HD collection I'd pay good money for! If it had online support for the 3 titles, it would be awesome. Not to mention Future Perfect had a really good story mode, that I wouldn't mind having a play through again!
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tack129  +   1613d ago
Yeah I would definitely buy an HD collection of timesplitters, if the multiplayer is included as well, even better!
malandra  +   1613d ago

they already have the next Xbox development kit and they showed a tech demo behind closed doors at E3
Active Reload  +   1613d ago
I love Crytek!
Iroquois_Pliskin  +   1613d ago
imo Timesplitters 3 was the best! i still remember being overwhelmed by the time traveling aspects and by cortez's shenanigans... cortez ftw
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captain-obvious  +   1613d ago
i bet it'll suck
DeadlyFire  +   1612d ago
I side with Malandra.

This is publicity hype.
the_kutaragi_baka  +   1613d ago
"Crytek 'Thinking About Timesplitters"


I prefer the original team of rare for make new game.
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Darkfocus  +   1613d ago
rare didn't make timesplitters....
digitaleraser  +   1613d ago
It wasn't Rare, it was a group of ex-Rare employees who formed a company called Free Radical. Free Radical was bought and renamed Crytek UK, but some very important people left during that change over.

So I half-agree with what you're saying. Any attempt at Timesplitters 4 wouldn't be the same without these people, Steve Ellis (who developed Goldeneye's multiplayer mode) and David "Dr." Doak in particular.
madpuppy  +   1613d ago
Free Radical was purchased by Crytek and renamed Crytek UK, so The "original" company, just renamed will probably have a hand in making another Timesplitters game.

edit: as for the specific people involved digitaleraser has more info than I do.
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the_best_player  +   1613d ago
The game will feel like a crysis mod
geth1gh  +   1613d ago
true, but it seems that most of the older gaming companies like rare that were in their prime back in the late 90s just can't make gameplay that stacks to other titles these days.

Not saying that's true for all of the developers, like epic for example. But while we are talking about rare, yea, I rest my case with games like perfect dark zero.
digitaleraser  +   1612d ago
@geth1gh: Right, but Rare is just an empty shell at this point. You have to remember, almost no one who worked on Goldeneye or Perfect Dark were still at Rare to do PDZ...there's Ken "Klobb" Lobb, and that's pretty much it.

People seem to get too focused on developer names, and forget that a dev name means nothing if the individuals who made it great are no longer there. And the people responsible for making Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark quality games for their time all either left to create Free Radical, or were Martin Hollis.
NAGNEWS  +   1613d ago
Crytek 'Thinking About Timesplitters'
hiredhelp  +   1613d ago
After seing this headline i had to read this article. Because i have some news of my own witch make of it what you will. But could lead to another time splitters.

As many others i always found time splitters one of the best looking and fun playing games of last gen. When i heard that the company went bust i wasnt happy i was very sad for the devs. However when i heard that crytek was gonna employ these guys. so they can give them input on the console scene i was really pleased. 2 of the best devs you could want.

Now for my news my personal info read into it what you like.
When littlebigplanet first launched there was figures of sack boy. Many ppl sold them on ebay. I was one of thoe ppl a grown man of 33 not too intrested in toys like that these days. So i put mine up for bid. Sure enough it sold, only the buyers name caught my eye, so i messaged back stating congratulation on being the winning bid and asked him cheekly are you got any plans of making another timesplitters. He responded he said yes i am part of the team that made timesplitters but im one of the artists, intestingly he told me as for the next timesplitters. All we have in production like many others is just Art Concept'
So of course i couldnt beleave my luck not only have i sold to a dude who works on this game but hes bought my sack boy and told me theres art work flying around.
Thoe all this well and good this was b4 the company went bust. Untill i read tis today i didnt think it would happen it is there game they know it was top. COULD IT BE ? I hope so :)
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hiredhelp  +   1613d ago
Lol @ disagree doesnt matter i know a member freeradical messaged me and bought my ebay item. Yes morbius it is one smooth gem of a game.
Replayablility was awsome unlocking cheats made it fun.
Morbius420  +   1613d ago
still one of the smoothest games ever.
AEtherbane  +   1612d ago
Thinking? They should be doing!!
cannon8800  +   1612d ago
I didn't get to play timesplitters that much, not that i didn't want to but because i just didn't have the time. But now if this is true then I'm probably going to play this one.
BlackTar187  +   1612d ago
Timesplitters 2 is by far the best one. All of them after part 2 went straight downhill
BitbyDeath  +   1613d ago
HD collection of previous Time Splitter games would be a day 1 buy for me.
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Lylat_64  +   1613d ago
Same, anything Timesplitters is a day one for me :P, spent hundreds upon hours playing each of them back in the PS2 days.
BrezzyTv  +   1613d ago
same for me I love timesplitters
getupahh  +   1613d ago
Yes please!
Shaman  +   1613d ago
Do it Crytek.Do it!
DA_SHREDDER  +   1613d ago
WTF? You guys haven't started making it yet?
Emilio_Estevez  +   1613d ago
Think harder. Make it happen!
x800  +   1613d ago
crytek is a top class dev! anything they touch will be fantastic!
but i want crysis 3! :)
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gypsygib  +   1613d ago
I guess you don't own Crysis 2 on 360 then. The game has major problems that still haven't been fixed 3.5 months later.

Crytek has potential but they're a bunch of amateurs...... or they just don't care about fixing issues that they themselves have admitted exist.
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cheetah  +   1613d ago
Have to agree. I own it on ps3 and it is horrible.

Bad a.i, average graphics, average sound, poor level design. Over hyped.
ilikegam3s  +   1613d ago
PLLLLLEEEEEAAASSSSEEEEEEEEE TIMESPLITTERS!!!! Or at less a remake for Timesplitters: Future Perfect xD
LoaMcLoa  +   1613d ago
I hate remakes, I'd so much rather have a sequel.

But if they take influence from modern FPSs', then I don't wanna know
Iroquois_Pliskin  +   1613d ago
I seriously love Future Perfect.

Please Crytek UK, it needs to happen ASAP!
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firemassacre  +   1613d ago
Don't do it crytek.

timesplitters need the original developers.
Quagmire  +   1613d ago
Crytek OWN the original developers. These same devs who made Timesplitters and Haze was bought by Crytek and renamed to Crytek UK
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firemassacre  +   1613d ago
ok then whoever made the old ones, make them now! :) looking at crytek
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jony_dols  +   1613d ago
Crytek UK are Free Radical (Timesplitters original devs)

kza  +   1613d ago
I would prefer a HD remake of these CLASSICS with MP instead of Crytek do this and MAYBE f**king it up!
Ace_Man_6  +   1613d ago
We knew this a while ago
BrezzyTv  +   1613d ago
They need to make timesplitters 4 soon!
AstroZombie1  +   1613d ago
Do not think crytek do and you've got a buyer right here.

If you used Monkey you were a cheating mofo just saying...
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shadowknight203  +   1613d ago
me 2!
T3MPL3TON  +   1613d ago
Two words for them.

Shield  +   1613d ago
Crytek + Timesplitters = Pure Awesomeness
madara0sama  +   1613d ago
HD Timesplinters: Future Perfect with psn support. One of my favorite game of all time. OF ALL TIME I can't tell you guys how much I love that game.
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DigitalRaptor  +   1613d ago
I would only want a new Timesplitters if it was from Crytek UK (previously Free Radical).

The developers of Crysis can go suck it. Free Radical FTW!
TheTwelve  +   1613d ago
Just make sure they bring back the gun-toting monkeys.
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Enigma_2099  +   1613d ago
Hey, I got a a crazy idea... start by rounding up all the Free Radical guys... ALL OF THEM... and asking them...
Enigma_2099  +   1609d ago
You want to see a new Timesplitters, but you don't want the guys who did Timesplitters to do it?


I won't go that far, but I will say that it was the first FPS that showed me that they can be fun.
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ATiElite  +   1613d ago
but they are already making Timesplitter 4 so this is OLD news as the game has been in production.

Crysis Warhead 2 or better yet they can buy the Lone Wolf Flight from the Dark I.P. which was stopped due to Ksatria closing down BUT Red entertainment has picked it up BUT I wish Crytek would buy this game and stick it on the CryEngine 3 with DX11 day 1 and i would buy buy buy it.
maxmill  +   1613d ago
YES! Timesplitters is the greatest FPS series of all time
zerocrossing  +   1613d ago
yes do it! I was just thinking about Timesplitters the other night. I had so much fun 4 player multiplaying with my brother and freinds not to mention all the CPU's runnng about back in the day, Fun times. I hope they make a 4th imagine all the madness and goings on when playing online :D If they do they need to make atleast 16 player online that would be awesome!
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Jack-Dangerously  +   1613d ago
I had to take some TIME out to say this.

Trust me Crytek. WE ARE ALL thinking about it too.

This would be some much needed freshness. AH I remember the good ol' 4-player split screen. :) Loads of chips and soda and great times!

Your fans deserve this!
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tunaks1  +   1613d ago
awesome games!
Relientk77  +   1613d ago
Yes I love the Timesplitters series
StarWolf  +   1613d ago
WTF do they mean "HOW?" . The same way as Timesplitters2. Dont fricken change it.

why do I get the feeling its gonna be some COD clone
LoaMcLoa  +   1612d ago
Considering the Crysis 2's multiplayer was basicly a COD-clone, I think Timesplitters 4 might get the same treatment. It's the same developer after all.
gypsygib  +   1613d ago
Great, another glitchy FPS from Crytek that never gets fixed.

I'll pass.
eatingthevoid  +   1613d ago
Hope they make it, miss this series.
johnsonbat  +   1613d ago
Would be great to see the series back. Might have to dust it off and take a trip down memory lane.
Solid_Dave  +   1613d ago
Timesplitters FTW
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