No TimeSplitters 4, Says Crytek
Over on CVG, Crytek UK has confirmed that they’re not working on the next installment in the TimeSplitters franchise. Earlier in the week, the site posted a story from a source who claimed that he’d played a build of TimeSplitters 4, at which point they looked to Crytek for comment. Their response claimed that they were going 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. Rumors are that they haven’t written any code but just tease the press from time to time. Those damn monkeys.”
Seemingly in an effort to make sure that no one actually believed Crytek’s joke, a spokesperson followed up yet another request for comment with the simple response, “No, it’s not in development.”
It was previously thought that the fourth game was in development at Crytek since the developer confirmed the project back in 2007, says CVG. However, it seems that a lack of new information, and now this most recent denial, have pegged that this one is as dead as a proverbial doornail. Alas.