How The Industry Killed TimeSplitters 4

Max Level: "There are several video game franchises from our previous generations that I’ve been desperately waiting for in the current gen. NBA Street and Def Jam Fighting made an appearance early in this cycle, but were killed by swagger-jacking… or rather, trying to copy other games. Kingdom Hearts is supposedly on the way and folks are still on the edge of their seats waiting on that one. I personally have given up any hopes of a new Syphon Filter game. Hell, Gabe Logan wasn’t even included in PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale, let alone getting his own game this generation (which is honestly quite fucked up in my opinion because Syphon Filter was an amazing franchise and was right up next to Metal Gear Solid as far as espionage spy/action games on the PSX went)."

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SnakeCQC4255d ago

ohh plz timesplitters is one of those games people remember fondly because of nostalgia nothing more

BitbyDeath4255d ago

Have you not played it before?
People remember it fondly because it is unique.

No other shooter gives you hundreds of characters to play as or as many weapons to use or near as many game modes.

Opportunity to play as a duck or a monkey is just hilarious.

SnakeCQC4255d ago

to me old games suck yes i've played it tbh the oldest games i like are fahrenheit hitman blood money and zelda a link to the past shooters are always replaced by newer ones

HarryMasonHerpderp4254d ago (Edited 4254d ago )

Whoa whoa whoa....
hold on there. Let's not forget Timesplitters was made by Crytek who were once named Free Radical which was made up of people from Rare who made Golden Eye on the N64 and Perfect Dark.
Some pretty talented people worked on the series and you can tell.
Timesplitters is one of the best shooters ever made.
The multiplayer side of the games was amazing the graphics were great with an awesome art style and the games were jam packed with different modes and unlockables.
Timesplitter's 4 would stick out from the crowd if they released it now it's a shame people seem to either not remember it or just don't care.

majiebeast4255d ago (Edited 4255d ago )

They shouldve made Timesplitters 4 ps3 exclusive instead of Haze.

Mikefizzled4255d ago (Edited 4255d ago )

If you had looked at the sales you would have realised that over half of the sales was on Gamecube and Xbox. So why on earth would they confine themselves into a single console which was still only 2 years old when HAZE was released?
Edit One bubble my bad

Mikefizzled4255d ago

This article isn't written particularly well as the author of it obvious has pent up anger and distaste for easy accessible games like Call of Duty. But surely once you have a casual gamer hooked they then discover all the niche branches of a genre. And it obviously seems like Timesplitters just isn't that interesting.


EA May Add A Replay Editor To Its Games

EA has published a new patent that wants to add a replay editor to its games, allowing players to modify the captured gameplay content.

sammichosaurus15d ago

They should fix their games first.

Knightofelemia14d ago

Most likely comes with microtransactions and loot boxes.

Inverno14d ago

Nah you just gotta watch a short, unskipable, 30 seconds ad every time you use the feature. Those same ads will then be automatically edited into your captured gameplay before your video is stored online (no local saves), where they will have the right to use for promotional purposes.

Snookies1214d ago (Edited 14d ago )

Please don't give them ideas, lol! That definitely sounds like something they'd love to do.


EA Hiring Ex-Military Personnel to Help Build Next Battlefield Game via "Hiring Our Heroes" Program

EA has hired ex-military personnel in order to help shape the next Battlefield game as part of the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) program.

OtterX37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

Why don't you Hire Your Old Dev Team who brought us the brilliance of Battlefield Bad Company 2 while you're at it. It was more exciting than anything recent in the Battlefield series. It just needs to be updated to reach modern times, but it was so great at its core.

just_looken37d ago

This would be nice but that team has tossed out the finals and has arc raiders on the back burner

20 thousand still play the final's

Why get slapped around by ea when you already have something going on.

What the next battlefield needs is a step back simple functional not a live service and smaller player servers than 2042. Just make it like battlefiled 3 with bad company destruction just something simple

But they already killed off ridgeline games that had ex halo/cod devs so no singleplayer unless they make another dev team for it.

Rynxie37d ago

It's what made zipper and slant six awesome. They had military vets working for them, no just as consultants, but as developers as well. I wish Sony never closed them, MAG 2 or an update to MAG and a new socom is much needed.

just_looken37d ago

Older ps3 battlefield titles did the same even went to the range to get sound files.

But all these titles we are talking about were on the ps3 a console so powerful it offered free mp and games did not need 4 levels of payment plans even more crazy was the player size of mag's games.

TheColbertinator37d ago

A return to the golden age of Battlefield seems so far away now

Str8Chaos7437d ago

Sadly I think you are correct. They just don’t get it. They will do their live service game with its Battle Royale and fail at both.I hate being so negative, but I have little faith in EA at this point.


There are no "thoughtful" ads in video games, EA

There are no thoughtful ads in Video Games, EA. Leave them be.

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northpaws66d ago

I think the only type of games that can gets away with it would be sport games, having those sponsors ads on the side like on real life.

But don't put freaking Doritos ads in Star Wars or something, it breaks the immersion. If it is a pop-up ads, then big no.

Hofstaderman66d ago

EA can thoughtfully eff themselves.

Makersbreath266d ago

EA coming back for the crown of being perceived as the worst company in gaming.

Chocoburger65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

One of my favorite series is the THPS franchise, and it was packed with ads, but it didn't bother me. Posters for skateboard companies, JEEP, and Nokia phones. It did sort of fit in with the game world, but that was the past, these days ad would be intentionally intrusive or unskippable loading screen type of imagery. Ugh, I know EA would do it in a horrible fashion. Screw them.