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Launching with the Playstation 2, Timesplitters was a ridiculous yet awesome FPS experience. Creating maps was a blast, the selection of characters was hilarious (I preferred Gingerbread Man), and it took you to a large variety of environments and periods in time. Unfortunately, it never made it to the current generation of consoles, where its multiplayer-friendly gameplay would thrive online. In an interview with Play magazine, members of Free Radical Design explain why it never happened."TimeSplitters: Future Perfect didn't perform as well as expected in the shops," said Timesplitters lead artist Tristan Reidford. "Although fun to make, without stellar sales figures a further TimeSplitters game was going to be a tough one to sell to publishers. It's a hard game to summarize in an easy sentence like 'car modding racing game' or 'third-person stealth game'."Lead animator James Cunliffe elaborated, saying "I think we just felt that the franchise was well received but we had other things we wanted to try before going back to it. We weren't in any particular hurry to rush into TimeSplitters 4."Personally, I’d love to see the improbable Timesplitters 4 happen at some point. It would be a great change of pace from the onslaught of modern military shooters currently on the market.
Source: Now Gamer
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be nice to see him kicked in the nuts again.
Grah! Let's face it, video game publishers just don't want us to experience a game that actually knows how to pull of time travel.
Incredible game expirence, they should try to perform timesplitters 4 or at least remasterate the current future perfect in HD I rather the timesplitters 4, it would take the shotter expirence to a new lavel again...
I played time splitters on the GCN and that's how I found out that the c stick sucked.
They should still make a 4th one though.
thought crytek said they'd make another one after the crysis 2 mp
I'M ALLLLL STEAAMED UUPPP!
man i remember playing this game for HOURS and HOURS! it was such a great game...i should right a letter to Free Radical saying that TS4 WOULD sell well! WHO IS WITH ME!?!
please yes, I would kill someone (and thier children maybe? if they were bratty) for a PC version of the timesplitters map editor and 32v32 multiplayer :p
Seriously timesplitters was way too fun. Even facing the bots in multiplayer was awesome. The story was funny and entertaining. I always wanted more timesplitters. MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW!!
I loved time splitters 2 !!! and 3 !!! they both had co-op campagin which was so awesome especially for the time time spillters 2 defiently still holds up today and 3 had a unique story !
Its a shame that the audiences demands for more and more power on the hardware front, that publishers are only interested in the sure thing. If next gen sees a similar jump that this one did, all we're going to get is Call of Duty lol.
These games were so much fun. I'd definitely buy it if a new one is getting made.
These are the best FPS games you can find. If TimeSplitters 2 was released at the same time as CoD4, nobody would know what Cod4 stands for.
Ooh I would love to see a Timesplitters game soon! :D
Absolutely awesome and the bad sales for 'Future Perfect' is simply down to advertising and marketing IMO. Bring on Timesplitters 4!!!!