Why a New Timesplitters Could Be the Most Impactful Shooter Since Call of Duty 4

Just a few short years ago, it seemed as if the side-scrolling platformer had, for the most part, gone the way of the dodo. With the dawn of the next generation of consoles, the popularization of digital distribution for video games and the emergence of a burgeoning indie scene, however, they made a comeback in a large way. Games such as Limbo and Braid are considered modern-day classics and sold hundreds of thousands of digital copies. With the recent creation of a Facebook page by a fiercely loyal Timesplitter‘s fan calling for Timesplitters 4, it seems as if the classic first-person-shooter that was hugely popular last generation may (emphasis on the “may”) follow in the footsteps of the paltformer – despite Crytek’s attitude toward the series.

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hennessey864358d ago

be the biggest disappointment since Duke Nukem failed so badly. Its a classic franchise which I think should stay a pleasant memory.

snipes1014357d ago

The thing with the Duke was that his game was developed over several generations and was touched by many different hands.

If Crytek starts the game, sees it through to the end and releases it in reasonable time - 3 years tops - then the game will in no way end up like DNF.

h311rais3r4357d ago

A new one would be more pleasant if it's great.

gaminoz4357d ago

Not sure free to play model would work?

HarryMasonHerpderp4357d ago (Edited 4357d ago )

It would make an impact because there's nothing else like it on the market right now.
It appeals to a wide age group and people are generally getting bored of military shooters.
The Time-splitters series was the best shooter last gen in my opinion.

snipes1014357d ago

You pretty much nailed what I was getting at with this article...totally agree.

ginsunuva4357d ago

Just watch it become a CoD clone.

snipes1014357d ago

I would go to Crytek's headquarters and burn it to the ground.


Cancelled TimeSplitters Game Footage Appears as Studio Closes

Unveiled footage of the cancelled TimeSplitters game emerges after Free Radical's closure, igniting fans' nostalgia and hopes for a revival.

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CrashMania83d ago

From looking at the gameplay, it just looks like Fortnite, this would have been very poorly received by timesplitters fans.

Cacabunga82d ago

Another legendary series that ends brutally.. glad this never came out, it’s an insult to the original one

Neonridr83d ago

I'm glad this got cancelled, what's with the Fornite knockoff? TimeSplitters was an FPS, not a 3rd person battle royale.

What were they thinking?

XiNatsuDragnel83d ago (Edited 83d ago )

Looks fornitey would've been cool at the time tbh

aaronaton82d ago

I got into a minor disagreement with their staff shortly after the closure, after i commented about a Timesplitters HD remaster to gauge public reception before such a big project here:


Looking at the gameplay footage, it's clear that the staff (no matter what level) we're out of their depth, putting lots of hours into a game that would of been DOA if Embracer didn't shut it down.

CantThinkOfAUsername82d ago

They removed the footage. Here it is if anyone's interested: https://youtu.be/BesmfPD8fj...

It's basically a Fortnite clone. Seems like a good decision to cancel this game.

ocelot0782d ago

That's not time splitters I enjoyed as a kid/teen!!!

Wtf was that!

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How TimeSplitters Split Once Again

TimeSplitters got cancelled for a second time recently, but for what reason? And is there any hope for another comeback?

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Jingsing101d ago

To be honest the odds of this ever being good or recapturing the original trilogy were always going to be slim to none. The franchise was a product of its time. Look at how misplaced nostalgia met reality with Goldeneye and Perfect Dark. If you have to use old IP then most of the time you have to completely reinvent it from the ground up.