Timesplitters 4 not in Development

27 April, 2012 - 6:01 pm by

Crytek have announced that Timesplitters 4 will not be in development.

Rumours had been running wild that a sequel was in the works but this has been declined today.

The following statement was issued;

“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?”

In November 2010, Crytek UK’s Karl Hilton, one of the founders Free Radical, claimed it could be possible.

“Talking to publishers, everyone is aware of TimeSplitters,” Hilton stated. “It’s got a brand awareness that’s really good. Its success in different markets was quite variable. So depending on who you talk to, they either look at it as a really successful product or as a product that was almost successful but could have done better.”

Previous Timesplitters titles including Future Perfect are fondly thought of by fans and within in the industry.

Crytek even hinted at Timesplitters 4 for the next-gen consoles instead.