Crytek UK: TimeSplitters 4 not in development

Monkeys have not created code, says dev.

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?”

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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