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Free Radical Had A "HD" Downloadable TimeSplitters 2 In Development

Some years ago.

The original game trailer.
TimeSplitters 2 was one of the best first person shooters ever made, with Free Radical managing to combine tense shoot-outs, perfect multiplayer action, stacks of mini-games and a solid level editor into last-gen technology.

And fans have been crying out for a new game in the series for years, or failing that, a remake of an existing game from the line-up.

However, in an interview with NES, original creator Steve Ellis has revealed that the team were working on a HD remake, way back in 2008.

“We had a ‘HD’ downloadable version of TimeSplitters 2 in development at Free Radical in 2008,” he admits. “I don’t know what happened to that but yes, I’d love to see it released at some point. Maybe it could be the catalyst that is required in order to raise enough interest in TimeSplitters 4 that a publisher might want to fund it.”

Crytek, developers of Crysis, now own the TimeSplitters IP, so any progress wouldn’t exactly be plain sailing, even though it’s common perception that there’s a massive fanbase that would jump at the change to play TimeSplitters 2 again online and in HD on modern consoles.

Ellis, who previously worked on Goldeneye and Perfect Dark for the N64, now runs Crash Lab.

  1. Carl
    Since: Jan 2009

    Well, fuck

    Comment posted on 01/10/2012 at 23:52.
  2. eye8have9you3
    Since: Aug 2009

    my thoughts exactly

    Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 00:33.
  3. carson321
    Since: May 2009

    release it!!!!

    Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 08:17.
    • Sympozium
      Since: Aug 2009

      ..Do a kickstarter!

      Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 08:18.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Do a barrel roll! *grabs hat and leaves*

        Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 11:49.
  4. Sympozium
    Since: Aug 2009


    Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 08:17.
  5. Jim Hargreaves
    Since: Nov 2009

    Easily one of my top last-gen games. Managed to unlock every character/extra after hours upon hours of work.

    Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 08:32.
  6. mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    Because Crytek own the IP does that mean that only they can profit from a Time Splitters game? And if so, stupid question alert, isn’t them owning the IP and actually doing nothing with it just completely pointless?

    Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 08:59.
  7. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Having never played TS2(only played TS3 and bloody loved it), i would pick this up if they released it as a HD remake or just on the store. Plus, we need more FPSes that don’t include the typical you are a “normal” soldier that somehow can defeat 100s of russians and can regenerate health without an explantion. Oh and we must have more monkies in FPSes. *goes to pitch Call of Bananas to Activision*

    Comment posted on 02/10/2012 at 11:51.
  8. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    I don’t really want Crytek to develop the TS IP, i would rather they release/sell it back to those who know what to do with it.

    Comment posted on 03/10/2012 at 15:03.

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