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100,000 Likes Could Make TimeSplitters 4 Happen
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100,000 Likes Could Make TimeSplitters 4 Happen

by Jasdeep SahotaJune 18, 2012

TimeSplitters has been away for too long. The series hasn’t had a new entry since 2005 and its fans are tired of waiting. They’ve banded together to set up a Facebook page entitled “100,000 Strong for TimeSplitters 4” with the intention of getting a long-awaited sequel green lit.

The petition has raised the interest of multiple parties, hinting that Crytek (holders of the TimeSplitters license) are aware and taking notice. Former Free Radical team member Graeme Norgate has stated he’ll compose a ‘victory song’ dedicated to the campaign if it reaches 100,000 likes, while a current Crytek artist has supposedly said he’ll contribute a character design for the concept if fans can gather – a slightly less imposing – 1000 likes.

Most interesting though was a recent tweet sent out by Cevat Yerli – founder & CEO of Crytek – who invited the TimeSplitters community to raise their voices and prove their enthusiasm for the long-dormant franchise. Yerli also expressed his personal interest in the series during a recent inteview with CVG, musing that he’d love to see a new TimeSplitters released on G-FaceCrytek’s own streaming service.

 

 

 

 

 

Spirits seem to be high for this latest gamer-led petition, especially following the recent successes of Operation Rainfall, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die and number of high-profile Kickstarter projects. So far the campaign has amassed 9,138 likes- a total that is rising at a healthy clip.

Of course, there’s no guarantee that TimeSplitters 4 will be made even if the petition does reach its goal, but it’d at least send out a signal to Crytek that significant interest in the franchise still exists.

Best case scenario? They’ll announce TimeSplitters 4 as a launch-window title for next-gen. Worst case scenario? They’ll laugh and try to appease us with some old concept art. Most likely successful outcome? Crytek commission a downloadable TimeSplitters title, realising that there’s room in the market for an unhinged, charming and thematically varied FPS that’s the antithesis of all things modern-military. Saints Row: The Third proved that gamers don’t always want complex stories and grounded characters; sometimes a hint chaos and a dash of absurdity is all that’s desired.

Want to lend your support? Click on the petition link below and help spread the word.

* 100,000 Strong for TimeSplitters 4 *

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Jasdeep Sahota
  • neokajima

    LOL! this is why I stick my my N64.

  • Elyn Patchman

    crytek did say that the pc and console versions wont be much different visually

  • Elinor Tuten

    what do you like most about facebook and y do you go on it for?
    everyone goes on about it whats the big deal??

  • Christy

    Who is better in terms of graphcis ? If both were making a similar game for PS3 which dev would have the superior graphics engine ?

  • Goe122

    i do know how to setup proximity triggers, ai behaviours, sounds, forbidden areas, enviroments and more

  • simply complicated

    im talking about what has better looking graphics and what runs smoother.

  • Jon P

    Crytek has been dealing with pc boosters,cheaters, and hackers. I was wandering since I am level 33 first prestige because my tooled up trophy glitched. With the new map pack coming, is there a chance they’ll derank me even if I stop now since I have boosted quite a bit.
    Please answer and thanks
    raffi

  • altair

    my boyfriend recently made a profile on facebook.com and he is talking with girls from that site whom he calls old friends. i know his password and i logged on this morning. i found out that he has given them his msn address and asked them to meet in person. he has also told them about me but still they were like more than friends. the girls call him honey, darling, etc. i am very angry at the moment. i want to break up with him. what should i do?

  • sakyue1993

    Crytek said they would release a crysis 2 demo on psn last year september but its not there when is crysis 2 coming out for ps3?

  • Sir fliesalot

    Hey, where can i learn to do the following script?
    I like to learn how to make a menu that is different when the mouse pointer is above the button, selected the button and not selected.

    I know how to do it in flash and so on, but how do you do it in HTML?

    Menus like “Apple.com” or “Crytek.com”

  • llb443

    I’ve read that Crysis Warhead’s graphics engine will be optimized to be able to run on average gaming computers. I was wondering if Crytek is updating the original Crysis to have this feature as well. Thanks

  • Joey 01

    I mean my pc system is high end. It has two 9800 GTX s black edition from xfx and an intel core 2 extreme kenstsfeild. And all crysis seems to do is deny its power by giving me only 16 FPS on 1680 by 1050 on very high. Is it using nvidia professional graphics or ati. Or did they render it with there own graphics. Oh how long till we be able to play the game on over 100 FPS.

  • nasty1

    I am trying to link to the following web address for a wikia wiki:

    http://www.crytek.com/news/news/?tx_ttnewstt_news=156&tx_ttnewsbackPid=1&cHash=43af779c24

    Since the website address has brackets in it, wikia won’t link to it correctly. Does anyone know how to make this work?

  • clntvrrt

    Say I have the education needed, where do I start if I wanna work at companies like Infinity Ward, Bungie, Crytek etc.? Every company demands at least 3 years of experience in game programming. If they do that, where can I start?

    Best, detailed answer gets 10 points. :)

  • BRUTE

    Crysis Warhead came about 1 year after the first one, now we are in 2009 and still we haven’t got any information on Crysis 3 not even a bit of info from crytek or EA, any clues or info?