Once rumored to be announced last year, the team formally known as Free Radical confirmed a fourth game in the Timesplitters series is not happening right now.

A Crytek UK representative told CVG, "No, it's not in development" and issued this non-serious statement:

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?

[Source: CVG]