Writer Deep Silver has introduced the reformation of TimeSplitters developer Free Radical Design. Not solely that, however the studio’s first order of enterprise is reviving the long-dormant shooter franchise. Whereas the one motion the sequence has seen in a very long time got here within the type of secret playable ranges from TimeSplitters 2 in Homefront: The Revolution, the franchise hasn’t seen a correct new launch since 2005’s TimeSplitters: Future Good. That adjustments now, as Deep Silver has introduced that improvement is formally underway for a brand new TimeSplitters sport.
The brand new model of Free Radical Design options key members of the unique staff, together with founders Steve Ellis and David Doak (each of whom additionally labored on beloved video games like GoldenEye 007 and Good Darkish whereas at Uncommon). The unique studio was bought by Crytek and rebranded as Crytek UK in 2009, however was shut down in 2014, with a lot of the workers transferring to the then-newly shaped Homefront: The Revolution developer Deep Silver Dambuster Studio.
In 2018, Deep Silver homeowners Koch Media bought the TimeSplitters IP, making Free Radical Design a Deep Silver studio. Now, the reformed studio’s members hope to capitalize upon the 22 years of historical past and return to the staff’s roots with a brand new TimeSplitters sport.
“To finally be able to confirm that the studio has been formed and that we have a plan for the next TimeSplitters game is incredible,” Ellis, now the studio improvement director, mentioned in a press launch. “While we cannot tell you anything more at the moment, we look forward to sharing information in the future.”
In response to that very same press launch, the staff on the reformed Free Radical Design will start improvement on the subsequent TimeSplitters sport within the coming months. Within the meantime, the workers is specializing in constructing the studio within the Nottingham, U.Ok. space. Further employment alternatives to assist improvement on this subsequent TimeSplitters sport can be posted and marketed on the studio because the staff staffs up.
Following a PlayStation 2-exclusive debut title in 2000, the TimeSplitters franchise went multiplatform, with each 2002’s TimeSplitters 2 and 2005’s TimeSplitters: Future Good launching on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Gamecube. Regardless of receiving constructive evaluations, with Metacritic scores firmly entrenched within the 80s (the PS2 model of TimeSplitters 2 even has a Metacritic rating of 90), the sequence has not seen a brand new entry since 2005.
There are not any further particulars on the fourth TimeSplitters sport, however hopefully we’ll hear extra concerning the venture quickly.