Crytek UK in talks about TimeSplitters, new IP

Crytek UK is in talks to bring a new TimeSplitters to the market, the studio has revealed to Eurogamer.

It’s also discussing the possibility of a new intellectual property – a first-person shooter with both single-player and multiplayer components.

Originally known as Free Radical Design, Crytek UK was bought by Crytek – responsible for the upcoming Crysis 2 – last year after financial difficulties, attributed to lacking sales of the team’s last original property, HAZE – a PlayStation 3 exclusive initially touted as a multiplatform project.

Speaking to Eurogamer at the GameCity Festival in Nottingham, managing director Karl Hilton said: “We’re talking to publishers at the moment about whether [TimeSplitters is] a viable route or not.

“There hasn’t been a TimeSplitters game for quite a while. Obviously TimeSplitters is a FPS with a strong multiplayer element. The question is, is that the way to go with another one, or should it go down a different route, or should we be developing a new IP altogether?”

He described the franchise’s success in different markets as “variable”, and said that “depending on who you talk to”, it was considered “really successful” or “almost successful”.

Please, publishers – bring back TimeSplitters.

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