Free Radical Design, the studio behind TimeSplitters, is being relaunched to build a fourth entry in the critically acclaimed, cult classic franchise.
The first TimeSplitters game was released back in 2000 as a launch title for the PlayStation 2, with the last entry in the series, Future Perfect, released in 2005.
The time-jumping first-person shooter games are known for their self-deprecating humour, satirical portrayal of pop culture and their parodying of common clichés found in other forms of entertainment.
“You asked and we listened” wrote Deep Silver, the publisher who acquired the series’ intellectual property in 2018, in a tweet to fans. It was also announced that David Doak and Steve Ellis, two of the original developers, would be returning to work on the game.
Doak and Ellis, developers who worked on classic titles such as GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark at Rare before founding Free Radical, have been tasked with rebuilding the Nottingham-based studio before development on the new title begins.
“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 Ellis.
“While we cannot tell you anything more at the moment, we look forward to sharing information in the future.”
While this seems to confirm that the release of the next instalment is still a long way off, fans who have been patiently awaiting their next fix of TimeSplitters may want to check out TimeSplitters: Rewind, a fan-made project currently being built from the ground up to remaster the first three games.
Featured image credit: Free Radical Design / Deep Silver