In a recent business acquisition, Timesplitters IP now falls under the care of Koch Media. Timesplitters is best known for its engaging multiplayer back from 2000 era. The three games in series have left such an impression that fans wanted more. Sadly, Free Radical Design Studio never made any fourth game.
Koch CEO Klemens Kundratitz said:
“We are hugely excited to have acquired Timesplitters”
However, the recent business acquisition might turn the table. Koch Media now reserves all rights of Timesplittes IP and we may get a fourth installment or a remake of old three games. Unfortunately, Koch Media has remained silent on details of any work, but the acquisition is surely a positive omen.
Koch Media acquired Timesplitters IP from Crytek. It was rumored in 2007; when Free Radical Studio had rights to Timesplitters, that a fourth installment of Timesplitters was in the works, later, no further news surfaced. Free Radical Design Studio was acquired by Crytek and since then Crytek has not given much information on work of fourth installment of Timesplitters.
The original Timesplitters was released in year 2000, exclusively on PlayStation 2 console. It features first person shooter genre with level designs between the years 1935 and 2035.
Timesplitters 2 was later released after two years in 2002, on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The Third Timesplitters was titled Timesplitters: Future Perfect, which also released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. Third game contained online features but they were not introduced in GameCube version.
The First two games were published by Eidos Interactive but the third game was published by Electronic Arts.
Regardless of who owns the studio, fan base of Timesplitters franchise have always looked forward to get hands on another game in series.
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