Though when that sequel could arrive still remains to be seen.
Crytek UK wasn’t always having to handle its senior management going AWOL while a first person shooter was still in development – as seems to be the case with Homefront: The Revolution these days. It used to be Free Radical, developer of the beloved Timesplitters series before Crytek purchased the studio following its filing for bankruptcy.
Though Timesplitters has yet to see a sequel, there’s still plenty of love for it. As Crytek UK animator Mark Jackson told OXM, “You would not believe the amount of times people ask for Timesplitters. I couldn’t really comment, but there’s a lot of love for it at the studio. I can’t really say much more than that.”
A sequel isn’t happening but does that mean the franchise is dead? “God no! Like I say, in the studio it’s held very dear. It’s just waiting for the right situations and deals to be done. I’m not privy to that, but from everybody working at the studio – everyone, whenever we say what would you like to do next, it’s TimeSplitters.
“So yeah, there’s a lot of love for it. But I couldn’t say where that goes, or who pulls the strings to make that happen, or when it would happen, but it’s certainly not something that people dismiss.”
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