Crytek: “A Lot of Love” for TimeSplitters at the Studio
Not counting the fan-made TimeSplitters Rewind, things have been quiet on the Timesplitters front for quite some time, with Crytek not having made any announcements regarding a potential sequel or HD collection.
While Crytek may be going through some tough times right now, Crytek UK Animator Mark Jackson was present at Develop last week to promote Homefront: The Revolution, where he also talked about TimeSplitters with TotalXbox. “You would not believe the amount of times people ask for TimeSplitters,” he said. “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.”
Jackson was then asked if the potential sequel hasn’t been ruled out:
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.
Given Crytek’s recent issues, do you think there’s any chance TimeSplitters 4 will happen?