TimeSplitters 4 is not in development, Crytek UK said today.
Rumors Wednesday suggested the Official Xbox Magazine had seen the game running. But if we’re understanding a Crytek UK statement correct, the game hasn’t even been coded.
The developer said today (note that this is Crytek UK’s way of saying things):
“For Timesplitters 4, with ever spiralling development costs, massive teams and endless crunch we decided on a more radical development strategy. In short, the experiment was to implement the infinite monkey theorem.
“With cloning being a far too expensive option, we spent all of the development budget on buying monkeys on the black market. Those seven monkeys are now sat in a room with typewriters and lots of mirrors, and we fully expect TimeSplitters 4 to be finished soon. Rumours are that they haven’t written any code but just tease the press from time to time. Those damn monkeys.
“PS: anyone got any bananas?”