In a recent interview with CVG, Cevat Yerli, the CEO and founder of Crytek, discusses his thoughts on TimeSplitters 4.
TimeSplitters 4 is definitely not in production despite many fan’s hopes of a fourth entry to the TimeSplitters franchise. Many had hoped that after Free Radical, the original developer of TimeSplitters, was bought by Crytek, that a new game was soon on the way. Sadly these hopes were dispelled.
Cevat Yerli said in an interview “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.”
He went on to say: “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.”
However fans shouldn’t rule out the idea of TimeSplitters 4, or even a TimeSplitters reboot, “I guess the other issue is this; the reality also is we’re quite a large company, but also we have capacity limits and we don’t want to hire 15 people just to do this game. Kickstarter is a concept we thought about seriously… we’ll see. Time will tell.”