While it’s been reported that some people have seen Timesplitters 4 in action, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to come out…and it seems that might just be the case in regards to Timesplitters 4.
Crytek UK, which was formerly known as Free Radical — the studio behind the Timesplitters franchise — has just confirmed that the game “is not in development.”
In a rather humorous twist, Crytek issued a rather “fun” press statement in regards to the game itself. Now, if only more studios resorted to this compared to the bland, vanilla press releases we normally get.
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?
Of course, this doesn’t mean that the game will never see the light of day…it’s just not happening now.