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It would seem that a brand-new TimeSplitters game is finally a case of "when", and not "if".
The anarchic shooter franchise was a hit in the early 2000s. Developer Free Radical released three great games for PS2, Xbox, and GameCube, before a series of business acquisitions effectively put paid to any further entries. Fortunately, THQ Nordic purchased the rights to TimeSplitters back in 2018, making it fairly clear it had ambitions to do... something with the franchise.
"We are hugely excited to have acquired TimeSplitters," Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz said in a press release at the time. "The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience. We have many fans of the TimeSplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill today's gaming audience."
One year later, THQ announced that it had hired the original game's co-director Steve Ellis to "help plot the future course for [the] franchise". To many, that seemed like a clear indication that a new entry was in development. These things take time, of course, but I'm sure you're still wandering when we might expect to learn more about TimeSplitters 4 (or whatever it ends up being called).
While not the most substantial update, THQ Nordic recently responded to a question about a new TimeSplitters game on Twitter, tagging publisher Deep Silver and asking when we might learn. Deep Silver replied: "we have no news to share right now." Obviously, this has kicked off speculation that Deep Silver does have TimeSplitters 4 news to share... somewhere down the line.
Deep Silver also replied to another tweet making it clear that it will "let everyone know when we have something to share". E3 2021 is just a few months away at this point, right? Watch this space.
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