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Crytek: Timesplitters 4 "Is Not In Development"

Jonathan Lester
Crytek, Free Radical, Timesplitters

Crytek: Timesplitters 4 "Is Not In Development"

What a week. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 gets canned. We learned that Star Wars Battlefront 3 nearly happened. And now, just to put the morose icing on the case, Crytek UK (formerly Free Radical) have confirmed that Timesplitters 4 is "not in development."

That's the official line, but at least Crytek broke the news with a genuinely hilarious statement. It takes the edge off somewhat.

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? - Crytek spokesperson to CVG

Tee hee. Oh. So there. This denial flies in the face of several years' worth of rumours - including leaked concept art from as far back as 2010.

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