It’s been nearly 15 years since we saw a genuine release within the TimeSplitters series, and while there has been plenty of speculation about a new entry since then, none of that has amounted to anything. However, a recent development is making that coveted update look more likely.
Namely, THQ Nordic revealed in its Q1 Financial Report that one of the original developers for TimeSplitters, Steve Ellis, had joined the company in order to help “plot the future course” of the franchise.
Unfortunately, what it’s hard to know what to make of this.
As you might recall, THQ Nordic acquired the rights to the TimeSplitters IP nearly a year ago, and while the event was cause for excitement among fans, nothing of note happened afterwards.
Furthermore, assuming the publisher does have any intention of revisiting the series, such an event would be quite a ways off, as Deep Silver Dambuster (originally Free Radical Design, the studio which developed the original TimeSplitters) is currently working on Dead Island 2 which has bounced between a number of different studios since its announcement back in 2014.
In any event, it’s great to see THQ Nordic actually acknowledge the series and seemingly make some steps towards revisiting it. And if it does, it will be interesting to see what will happen. Will it be a sequel? Remaster? Reboot?
Only time can tell.