Crytek “discussing” potential for Timesplitters 4 development
Crytek has revealed that they are discussing the possibility of developing a new Timesplitters game.
“Yeah, we have been discussing it, but nothing has been confirmed yet, so let’s see after Crysis 2,” commented Cevat Yerli, Founder, CEO and President of Crytek.
It was in 2005 that TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, the last title developed by Free Radical, was released. The UK based studio had been working on a fourth game in the series but fell into administration in 2008.
The studio was, however, purchased by Crytek and then renamed as Crytek UK. Yerli commented that he was pleased with the work that they had been producing for the multiplayer component of Crysis 2 which is due to release in March of this year.
“I love working with our UK friends,” he said. “The team has been performing up to the quality bar easily. Our thinking was that the team had done 80-85 rated games, and we thought that with the right technology, IP and global IP direction they could reach the 90 barrier. I’m very confident that they can do that.”
He continued, “Today we have around 70 plus team members working on multiplayer only. That’s a huge commitment from our company and was only possible because Free Radical had that capacity and was able to grow quite fast after we took it over.”