TimeSplitters 4
Free-to-Play TimeSplitters 4 a Possibility, Says Crytek
Written Thursday, June 21, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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Continuing this morning’s theme, Crytek has said that the next TimeSplitters game could be free-to-play. 

Company founder Cevat Yerli revealed that he loves the idea of the game running on its F2P platform, GFACE.

The approach fits with Crytek’s recent assertion that their future titles will adopt the model. It also offers an alternative route to market for a game Crytek aren’t convinced publishers are interested in.

"I wish we would develop it. We can't develop it the way Free Radical had started it before we acquired them," said Yerli.

"When we looked at it - and again, I love TimeSplitters, I'm a huge TimeSplitters fan particularly of the multiplayer part. I love the idea, I love the brand, I love everything - but the publishers don't. That's reality. And I don't want to spend our own money on the project in a retail business.

"So let me say it this way: I love the picture of a TimeSplitters running on GFACE," he teased. So if we get enough fans, being loud enough..."

Hmmm, I wonder if there’s anywhere you can do that?

[via Videogamer]


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Forum Posts: 1039
Comment #1 by ForceGrip86
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:05:48 AM
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whether it is free 2 play or not, there needs to be a new timesplitters game.

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Comment #2 by mrgilly69
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:06:35 AM
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Jus release timesplitters 4 as it should be! A solid full game, none of these micro transaction crap!

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Comment #3 by The Cosmic Suff
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:13:53 AM
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Bullshit, Im not paying to win in Timesplitters. In fact, it wouldnt even be the Timesplitters as we know it. Free to play generic mambo jumbo say good bye to old school shooters that had some balls.

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Comment #4 by SoPoF
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:14:12 AM
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They really don't know when to shut up, do they?

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Comment #5 by Lukezordz
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:15:03 AM
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I agree. There should be a Timesplitters 4 as a full game. I can't believe they still haven't considered it.

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Comment #6 by jamie9000000
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:25:22 AM
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Not a fan of Free to Play games

Sure, It may be free to play, but if you want the most from the game, you need to pay, like all the free to play games by EA.

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Comment #7 by AndyBeans
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:48:44 AM
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Fuck off Yerli, never played the TS series so you better find some other carrot to dangle. F2P is for casuals and their iPhones, not proper gamers.

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Comment #8 by Terminator
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 08:28:08 AM
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If TS4 is F2P then I won't buy it as I want a complete game, not one with bits hacked out to sell as DLC. Crytek is fast becoming greedier and more incompetent than EA ever was so I will not be buying any of their games, especially since they don't bother fix game breaking glitches!

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Comment #9 by Capt.VonHell
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 08:38:55 AM
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Timesplitters is not an MMO, do not fuck with the formula. The only time I will pay to play a game is when I'm buying it to play in its entirety, not otherwise.

Gamers are bored with military shooters, there's something more fun about blowing your mates up with a rocket launcher whilst playing as a duck or a squid, why won't developers realise this?

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Comment #10 by BolgTheRapist
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 09:21:42 AM
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They are already doing it wrong and they haven't even started yet!

Maybe they just want to make it free-to-play so they can put minimal effort into it. I mean, if the game is free then they can get away with shoddy graphics and gameplay. They would really ruin Timesplitter's legacy with some casual free to play social nonsense on something called GFace? The hell is that anyway?

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Comment #11 by kakihara301
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 09:39:32 AM
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Knowing this douchebag, he'll say that it can run on CryEngine 8 - which is 35 years ahead of Unreal 4.

Seriously, this guy can just....just go away. NOW.

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Comment #12 by Banacheckfps
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 10:42:21 AM
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Cevat Yerli is the same guy who said Crysis would never come to consoles, to me Yerli is full of shit and if TS does come out free 2 play i will not be buying it. on disc yes but not free 2 play, this all comes down too the trade in business again.

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Comment #13 by JoBot 8000
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 12:19:54 PM
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It's official, making unique, fun games for the sheer love of the medium is now over.

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Comment #14 by sanchezz4387
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 02:35:26 PM
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The sad irony is the games of yesteryear like final fantasy 1-9, goldeneye, crash bandicoot, super Mario, donkey cong, sonic, all will be remembered when our grand kids are adults an still loved as much as when they first came out 20 odd years ago.

Stunts like this will only be remembered as the fall of video games, spearheaded by greedy incompetent bastards, starting at EA, then Crytek and slowly but surely more money bag whoring CEOs who know fuck all about video games other than they can make money.

This generation I gaming looks like the final stop for me there's too much bullshit and capitalistic money grabbing going on. Gone are the days of paying money for quality, these guys expect us to pay premium for economy standard......fuck that

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Comment #15 by Shadow20074
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 06:58:36 PM
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@6 It's true that you need to pay to get the most out of F2P games, but when you think about it, paying £40, or $60 for a brand New Timesplitters might even be more expensive than say buying, some new characters maps and guns on the F2P version.
I think it's all relative, and if done correctly a F2P multiplayer Timesplitters would be phenomenal.
Just little things like Valve has done with Team Fortress 2 (all the items and such) would work SO well with Timesplitters' look and feel.

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Comment #16 by JuggernautClone
Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 11:28:32 PM
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With all these companies jumping on the F2P bandwagon..... ACTIVISION! For god's sake don't go this path too! You didn't do the online pass, so don't do this either! You may have your own problems, but none this bad.

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Comment #17 by TheNeoReaper
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 12:55:10 AM
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Why dont they go kickstarter? I would throw down some money for it.

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Comment #18 by sanchezz4387
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 02:01:49 AM
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@15 your so naive, when serious money is involved nothing is ever done "properly" excuse my pessimism but that isnt just relative to the gaming world It applies to everything where there's serious money.......DLC when and if done right could/would add even more to a game giving players more of their beloved experience for a bit more money.......rockstar with RDR and Bethesda with the Onlivion and now what looks like skyrim are the only serious major examples of companies who used dlc properly to give gamers something of any value......amazing 5+ hour add ons with extra achievements and good quality gaming and not day 1 tack ons that were left out of the. Game, that's in 6 years....

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Comment #19 by kakihara301
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 06:00:54 AM
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Another great example of doing DLC right is Borderlands. Companies should realize that we will shell out $5-$10 for good, meaty DLC's (well after game has come out).

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Comment #20 by Nakatomi_Uk
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 05:11:03 AM
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If its free to play it wont have the best graphics engine heck why dont they release a full online version for free of TS2 that would be cool I loved TS2

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