If you take any stock in the rumour sections of print magazines, rejoice in the rather authoritative news that, apparently an announcement for Timesplitters 4 is due soon.[drop2]That’s according to the Official PlayStation Magazine, which states that “gun-wielding monkeys are finally making a comeback” and that “a fourth Timesplitters title is to be announced soon” in its latest issue.
Crytek do have a UK division which would be most suited to such a project, although it’s unlikely to fall under this rumour, which stated that Crytek’s next would be a ‘new’ IP. Not that the devs aren’t aware of the game, of course.
And, it’s worth mentioning that the last time anyone really mentioned Timesplitters 4 it was being pitched at next gen, at least in terms of an Xbox version, which was rumoured to be shown privately at E3 this year…
Chances are this is just the magazine taking a punt, although we’d love to be proved wrong. A level editor on current consoles could be amazing.