Crytek’s CEO, Cevat Yerli has stated that a TimeSplitters HD Collection might be a possibility if a new online petition is able to reach its goal of 300,000 supporters.
Yerli made the comment to Game Informer during a recent interview after he was asked about the future of the TimeSplitters IP. The CEO’s exact response to the question reads:
“There is actually a petition running online trying to bring the fan base together. But unfortunately the petition doesn’t look that convincing. If the petition picks up it will be an even better argument for us. At a personal level, I’m a big fan of Timesplitters 2. For me, I would love to see the game out there, as a newborn HD version or what not. I definitely would love to see it. But the case of turning this into a business decision is still difficult, despite the fact that there was a Twitter request feed to test the waters. And now the petition, it just seems to be as we expected, as it was when it was Free Radical.”
“There’s a very hardcore market that is very verbal about it. I would love to see this, and if the fan base approves a further petition. They’re trying to call 300,000 voices, I think it’s at two or three thousand right now. If they could get the petition together I would be very happy to put in front of decision makers in the company, the key stakeholders, and say “Look here. This is how it is, let’s make it now.”
This is far from the first time that Yerli has been asked about the TimeSplitters IP, but his response is basically the same. He is open to the idea of bringing the long-dead franchise back, but questions if there is enough demand to justify the effort. With the mention of the online petition, it looks as if now is the chance to show him exactly how many TS fans are left.
Currently the petition stands at just over 20K signatures, so there is still along way to go before it makes its goal. If you are interested in getting a TimeSplitters HD Collection make sure to take a minute and sign the petition. If you aren’t interested in the franchise, do it anyway because I very much need to play TimeSplitters 2 in glorious HD.
Source: Game Informer