TimeSplitters is making a return thanks to the rebirth of Free Radical Designs. Publisher Deep Silver announced that the company is “reforming” the original developer that worked on the classic shooter series. In addition, TimeSplitters will have the series veterans Steve Ellis and David Doak in charge.
While it is still too early to get excited about the TimeSplitters reboot, at least we know it is on its way. The original games released in 2000 and its sequel, TimeSplitters 2 in 2002. Unfortunately, Free Radical Designs closed shop in 2014 after the studio suffered major losses due to its failed launch of Haze.
Paul Nicholls, Global Brand and Marketing Director at Deep Silver stated:
It’s this unique style that earned the TimeSplitters series a large and passionate following who will, without doubt, be excited by the formation of Deep Silver’s latest studio and will look forward to learning more as the franchise moves forward.
Steve Ellis, Studio Development Director at Free Radical Design added:
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. While we cannot tell you anything more at the moment, we look forward to sharing information in the future.
Deep Silver says that the development of TimeSplitters will kick off in the coming months. It is going to be a while before we get to see the game. However, the publisher also announced that Free Radical Design is also working on a brand-new game. So at least the future looks bright for the development studio.
A new Deep Silver Studio is coming – Free Radical Design pic.twitter.com/N5qTTcZfsW
— Official Deep Silver (@deepsilver) May 20, 2021