"Hopes are high" for TimeSplitters 4

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TimeSplitters 4 could yet become a reality… although it won't be a retail game.

That's according to Crytek, which is the current owner of the studio once known as Free Radical and now working under the guise of Crytek UK.

However, the long-awaited multiplayer sequel remains nothing but a dream for now.

"Look, I wish we were working on it. I will say that," he told CVG.

"I think hopes are high, but change has to happen in the platform space. I'm very excited potentially about the idea of a TimeSplitters for [Crytek's free-to-play gaming platform] G-Face.

"The thing with TimeSplitters is, if we made a sequel to TimeSplitters, nobody would accept this apart from some fans, and we don't know how big the fan community is unfortunately.

"And we don't want to design this as a packaged goods game that launches on a console, and even if we wanted to I don't think publishers would like the idea. That is the truth, and that was the truth even before we bought Free Radical."