Given Crytek’s recent issues, do you think there’s any chance TimeSplitters 4 will happen?
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.