A New Timesplitters Game Could Be On The Way
There hasn’t been a new Timesplitters game since 2005’s TimeSplitters: Future Perfect on the PlayStation 2, the Xbox and the Gamecube. However, that could all be changing and a long-awaited sequel could be on the horizon.
Despite its cult following the Timesplitters series became one of those franchise stuck in a perpetual state of gaming limbo – maybe purgatory is a better term of phrase.
TimeSplitters 4 had been in development but was soon cancelled after publishers Crytek, who bought the studio Free Radical, went bust. But the rights have now been bought by THQ Nordic given the possibility of a long-awaited sequel.
The first three games were released between 2005 and 2005, the first two published by Eidos and with latest published Electronic Arts. Developers Free Radical was developing a fourth Timesplitters, but following the failure of Haze on the PlayStation 3, none other publisher was interested in financing their game.
However, with THQ Nordic (who are best known for Alan Wake and the criminally underrated Darksiders series) acquiring the rights to Second Sight, Free Radical’s third-person stealth-shooter released in 2004, along with plans to release Second Sight ‘products’ through developers Deep Silver, according to Polygon.
For you gaming aficionados out there, Deep Silver is the studio behind the Saints Row series and are currently developing the highly anticipated Shenmue III.
In an official statement released to the press, Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of THQ Nordic’s Koch Media said:
We are hugely excited to have acquired Timesplitters. The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience. We have many fans of the Timesplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill today’s gaming audience.
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