Free Radical: Why TimeSplitters 4 Never Happened

NowGamer: Members of Free Radical Design have told Play magazine why TimeSplitters 4 never saw light of day.

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Feckles4699d ago

Surely Crytek will keep the TimeSpliters franchise alive?

qwertyz4699d ago

yes they will. there where even rumors that its secretly in development for the nextbox thats to supposedly launch late next year.

its probably true because crytek has an inside track on the development of the nextbox(its not epic games this time like it was or 360)and if you haven't noticed crytek and MS have been getting VERY chummy as of late they are even developing a 360 eexclusibe called Ryse that allows controller or kinect gameplay

dangert124699d ago

chums dont pay each other off

badz1494699d ago

HAZE...that what's happened!

Legion4699d ago

Simple reason is because TimeSplitters was such a terrible game why make a part 4?

Game had the worst first person aim I have ever seen. Made the game just awful to play.

caseh4699d ago

I have to say the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title would be because TS 1, 2 and 3 were all shit.

Just my opinion of course but what a crappy franchise overall.

stevenhiggster4699d ago

@legion and caseh

Seriously? You guys must have been playing different games from everyone else!
The TimeSplitters games were amazing.

Legion4698d ago


You need to go back and play it again. The aim blows compared to Halo or any true FPS game.

zerocrossing4699d ago (Edited 4699d ago )

You're joking right? Timesplitters introduced the dual analogue stick control method, where you move the character with the left stick and the camera with the right stick, the Timesplitters franchise redefined how we play FPS games, even Halo implements it and we are still using the same control layout today! Minus auto aim, remember Tmesplitters came out before the industry started to cater to the incompetent.

caseh4699d ago

As it goes Alien Resurrection on PSX was the first to default to dual analog.

It was also slated for using this type of control scheme, oh the irony of it. :)

zerocrossing4699d ago


I actually played that game :/ honestly Im surprised I don't remember the dual analog layout lol, Oh well I stand corrected ;)

Legion4698d ago (Edited 4698d ago )

And TimeSplitters2 got it wrong. The reticle floated when moved and it truly took away from the game play. Any of the actual good FPS games will have the reticle locked in the center and you don't have to float your controls back to center to get a shot. That dead zone idea was just stupid.

And what was I shooting with my guns??? Little Square bullets???

hardandsloppy4699d ago

Bring on Timesplitters 4 already!!!

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Ocean4698d ago

Mmmmmm i had the original Timesplitters with my PS2...great game.

Anyone remember the Quake 2 game for PS1? i was amazed they were able to do what they did with that game


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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CrashMania131d ago

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

Cacabunga130d ago

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

Neonridr131d 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?

XiNatsuDragnel131d ago (Edited 131d ago )

Looks fornitey would've been cool at the time tbh

aaronaton130d 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.

CantThinkOfAUsername130d 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.

ocelot07130d ago

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

Wtf was that!