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.