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Crytek Boss: "I Love TimeSplitters, But The Publishers Don't"

Honestly, nobody really knows what will happen if the TimeSplitters 4 Facebook campaign is successful. 

Obviously, the fans know what they want, and Crytek - the team that absorbed original TimeSplitters developer Free Radical - knows what they want, too. The only problem is that despite Crytek boss Cevat Yerli's love of the now-classic FPS franchise, publishers just haven't gone for it in the past. So if TS4 does come to fruition, it may have to be through the developer's free-to-play model, GFACE, which all future projects should utilize at Crytek.

In speaking to Videogamer, Yerli said publishers just haven't bitten at the idea of a new TimeSplitters effort.

"I wish we would develop it. We can’t develop it the way Free Radical had started it before we acquired them. When we looked at it – and again, I love TimeSplitters, I’m a huge TimeSplitters fan particularly of the multiplayer part. I love the idea, I love the brand, I love everything – but the publishers don’t. That’s reality. And I don’t want to spend our own money on the project in a retail business.

"So let me say it this way: I love the picture of a TimeSplitters running on GFACE. So if we get enough fans, being loud enough…"

The only problem is that some gamers aren't big fans of the free-to-play model, as they're concerned about the microtransaction approach, which could result in a game that is only a shadow of past entries (unless we pay, of course). What's your take on the issue?

Tags: crytek, timesplitters, timesplitters 4, timesplitters sequel, cevat yerli

6/21/2012 8:30:14 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 9:50:08 PM
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I say just "split" off a small team and make the darned thing at a low cost. Never mind the publishers, put it on the network and see if it makes money.

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dmiitrie
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 10:35:06 PM

If they're going to try to self-publish (and I actually doubt that they do), they could put up a Kickstarter for it. Theres at least one game that's cleared $10M there and if the TS fan base is as large and supportive as it seems, then I don't see how Crytek couldn't beat that figure.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 12:57:51 AM

Someone in here said the honchos were against that, it was beneath them or something.

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Fabi
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 10:45:17 PM
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Just give us a HD version and add online to it! That would probably be the ONLY shooter that would get me to play online. For some reason I kick ass in it.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 4:34:43 AM

That wouldn't be to tricky. After all, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect had an online mode.

I personally would love another gamer but sadly it looks like Crytek have just taken free radical and wasted them on these Crysis games... really sad turn of events.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 11:08:59 PM
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Like dmiitrie just said above, Crytek only needs to start a kickstarter fund. And then they can "blank" all those clueless publishers.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 12:58:22 AM
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I was glad to read that Homefront 2 wasn't being affected by the THQ problems.

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___________
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 5:58:34 AM
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cervat REALLY needs to get over his ego issues and start up a kickstarter fund!
hes worried how it would look for a larger company such as theirs to do it, but for the love of god who gives a flying f*ck!?
dude, get over yourself, if you really loved timesplitters you would be doing everything possible to get it out there!

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Ludakriss
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 11:14:59 AM
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Balls to the free to play. Balls to the over complication of a used-to-be simple approach to games and big balls to half assed product.

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bamf
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 12:13:54 PM
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Would they have approaced Sony with the idea of another Timesplitters? Sony is usually game for anything, will give Sony a kickass exclusive if crytek pull it off?

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Jotun
Sunday, June 24, 2012 @ 3:28:08 PM
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Why don't they just get a kickstarter going? I love this franchise and had a blast with my buddies MP in this game more than anything, even over Goldeneye. I know there are a lot of fans still waiting who would support it.

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