Crytek have issued a statement, via Eurogamer, that might just ruin your Monday morning. The well-loved TimeSplitters series suffered something of a hit when developer Free Radical became Crytek UK, but a series of teases helped those waiting patiently to regain a little hope.
Some of that hope may be about to be dashed. It seems that, for the time being at least, Crytek UK will be focussing on a sequel to the rather average Homefront and that development on a TimeSplitters sequel isn’t going to happen any time soon.
“For Timesplitters 4, with ever spiralling development costs, massive teams and endless crunch we decided on a more radical development strategy. In short, the experiment was to implement the infinite monkey theorem.
With cloning being a far too expensive option, we spent all of the development budget on buying monkeys on the black market. Those seven monkeys are now sat in a room with typewriters and lots of mirrors, and we fully expect TimeSplitters 4 to be finished soon. Rumours are that they haven’t written any code but just tease the press from time to time. Those damn monkeys.
PS: anyone got any bananas?”