After years of rumors and fervent hopes, a new TimeSplitters game is finally coming from the devs behind the originals.
TimeSplitters fans have much to rejoice as Deep Silver has announced the (re)formation of Free Radical Design specifically to develop a brand new game in the beloved shooter franchise. Even better, key members of the original team (including founders Steve Ellis and David Doak) are back at the helm.
The highly regarded Free Radical Design team has a twenty-two year heritage under various guises and is responsible for some of the best loved, most iconic video games of the early 2000s, including TimeSplitters – the first title it released in 2000. The critically acclaimed TimeSplitters series went on to include two further iterations, all of which were loaded with humorous pop culture references as players battle across various locations and historical periods.
“It’s this unique style that earned the TimeSplitters series a large and passionate following who will, without doubt, be excited by the formation of Deep Silver’s latest studio and will look forward to learning more as the franchise moves forward,” said Paul Nicholls, Global Brand and Marketing Director at Deep Silver.
“To finally be able to confirm that the studio has been formed and that we have a plan for the next TimeSplitters game is incredible,” commented Steve Ellis, Studio Development Director at Free Radical Design. “While we cannot tell you anything more at the moment, we look forward to sharing information in the future.”
The Free Radical Design team will commence development on the next TimeSplitters game in the coming months; for now they are concentrating on building the studio, which will be situated in the Nottingham area. Open positions within the studio will be advertised in due course.
Obviously we’re going to have to wait a while before we see anything from the new game with development just getting underway. Even so, it’s pretty damn exciting to know it’s finally happening.