Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli recently said in an interview that the company is open to the idea of remaking or re-releasing Time Splitters games, but that they fear there isn’t enough fan interest. He specifically references a fan petition for an Time Splitters HD Collection.
“There is actually a petition running online trying to bring the fan base together. But unfortunately the petition doesn’t look that convincing unfortunately. 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.”
There you have it folks. 300k signatures on the petition and we could have a Time Splitters HD Collection in discussion at Crytek. At the time of this post the petition had just over 30k signatures. We’ve got a long way to go but it’s entirely possible.
Like many of you I miss the Time Splitter series. I’d love to see it return, so long as it isn’t rebooted into being more like modern shooters. So long as it retains the same personality and charm I’m all for it. An HD Collection would really satisfy the fanbase and give us a chance to show them that the series can still sell.