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Crytek approved TimeSplitters fan-quel in the works

Crytek approved TimeSplitters fan-quel in the works

The models for TimeSplitters Rewind are being remade from scratch, with the original assets being used as reference only.

A fan-made sequel to TimeSplitters is in development for the PC and has the blessing of, if not any actual funding from, Crytek.

TimeSplitters Rewind is being built on Crytek's CryEngine 3 by a team of fans that includes members of the original TimeSplitters staff from Free Radical Design.

Crytek president and chief executive Cevat Yerli has stated that fans can make a TimeSplitters mod in CryEngine using assets from the original games without fear of legal interjection from the studio.

Despite receiving this go-ahead however, the Rewind team intends to recreate everything from the ground up, using the original character models for reference only.

Yerli has previously stated that he feels there is not enough demand for an official addition to the time-travelling FPS series and remains unconvinced by fan interest.

The project will feature HD versions of multiplayer elements taken from the original three games with online play for 8-16 players, although the Rewind team intends to try and increase that player count.

Unfortunately, split screen gameplay will not be making its way to the project as CryEngine 3 cannot support this functionality.

Free Radical Design was acquired by Crytek in 2009 and renamed as Crytek UK, meaning the rights to TimeSplitters currently sits with the German studio.

An online community, 100,000 Strong for TimeSplitters 4, has previously pushed for TimeSplitters 4 to be finished or for the original three games to receive an HD remake.

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thom804 18th March 2013, 11:10 Quote
Read about this a couple of days ago.

If it came to it, definitely a kickstarter i'd get behind. Love those games!
Sketchee 18th March 2013, 12:25 Quote
Great news for me! Some of my all time favourite playstation games
Omnituens 18th March 2013, 15:29 Quote
I like it when companies do this, like Valve did with HL to allow Black Mesa to be made.
Fantus 18th March 2013, 15:36 Quote
Oh god, the monkeys. So many monkeys O_O

On fire. *shudders*
schmidtbag 18th March 2013, 16:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sketchee
Great news for me! Some of my all time favourite playstation games

Some of my all time favorite games in general. They don't make games like this anymore. And the great thing is that since this is basically a fan-based game, it should stay true to the originals and not get corrupt by the stupid rules and demands of EA. As long as EA, or Crytek for that matter, butt out of the decisions for this game, I'm sure it'll turn out fantastic.


On a side note, I thought there was already a TS4 being made, albeit it was pushed back several times. I forget who was supposedly working on it.
LightningPete 18th March 2013, 17:54 Quote
Who remembers multiplayer split screen '' IM MELTINGGG ''

or the game Virus.

The multiplayer story modes were amazing too.

So many memories for nintendo days. Time splitters 2 definitly great and 3 was good too.
Fizzban 19th March 2013, 11:48 Quote
I only ever played the first game on PS2 when it launched. Can't say I liked it much tbh. I mean I tried to get into it, and got mates to come play it with me and so forth, but I never saw the fascination. Means I didn't bother trying the other 2 games.

It is pleasing to see Crytek not minding about a fan made game though. Although calling it fan made makes me think of spotty teenagers in a bedroom somewhere, and not some of the staff from Free Radical Design who made the original game lol.
Marvin-HHGTTG 19th March 2013, 12:05 Quote
Loved the original series, with TS2 being my particular favourite. Loads of split screen hours spent with my mates on this one...

Can't come soon enough - it's nice to see a shooter with a sense of humour.
schmidtbag 19th March 2013, 12:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fizzban
I only ever played the first game on PS2 when it launched. Can't say I liked it much tbh. I mean I tried to get into it, and got mates to come play it with me and so forth, but I never saw the fascination. Means I didn't bother trying the other 2 games.

It is pleasing to see Crytek not minding about a fan made game though. Although calling it fan made makes me think of spotty teenagers in a bedroom somewhere, and not some of the staff from Free Radical Design who made the original game lol.

TS1 was the only one i didn't play, I never heard much rave about that one.
true_gamer 20th March 2013, 12:52 Quote
TS2 was awesome on the N64. Many nights after school, there would be 4 player battles on several custom maps we made.
Epic game! :)
schmidtbag 20th March 2013, 15:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by true_gamer
TS2 was awesome on the N64. Many nights after school, there would be 4 player battles on several custom maps we made.
Epic game! :)

lol you mean gamecube? I'd be impressed if N64 could play TS2.
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