From 2000 to 2005, the TimeSplitters games stood out as some truly stellar console FPS titles. They were offbeat, humorous, and fun time traveling shooters that were seen as a breath of fresh air, winning over critics and players alike. Unfortunately, developers Free Radical Design had trouble continuing the series for several reasons after TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, with the company eventually being purchased by Crytek and folding back in 2014. But after enough demand for a new entry, current IP holders Koch Media and Deep Silver are finally stepping in, not only announcing that they will be creating a new TimeSplitters game, but also reforming Free Radical to act as the developer.
Now, Deep Silver has made it clear that development hasn’t actually begun on the game yet (heck, they’re still building the new studio for the developer, and open positions for them will be advertised later as well), so don’t expect any major info on it anytime soon. But there’s still reason to get excited, as original Free Radical founders Steve Ellis and David Doak will be returning as part of the team. “While we cannot tell you anything more at the moment, we look forward to sharing information in the future” said Ellis, back as the Studio Development Director for Free Radical. We might not know what to fully expect yet, but we’re still shocked by this sudden resurrection. Stay tuned to Hardcore Gamer for more info in the future as the a new TimeSplitters game finally becomes a reality again.