TimeSplitters 4 seen running by OXM “sources”

Official Xbox Magazine “sources” have claimed to have seen TimeSplitters 4 in action, fueling rumours of a release.

The rumoured first-person shooter has supposedly been in development since 2007. However, developer Free Radical’s meltdown and rebranding as Crytek UK suggested that the title had been cancelled. Reports in the latest issue of OXM appear to reinforce the claims that this may not be the case.

OXM have, however, played this down almost instantly, claiming (via): “That’s no guarantee that it’ll be released – at least one version of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was cancelled without ever being announced – but it’s a promising sign.” These comments follow recent rumours of an impending announcement printed in Official PlayStation Magazine, as well as comments from an alleged ‘high-ranking industry source at Crytek’ claiming the existence of the game.

In a statement that will surely please long-suffering TimeSplitters fans, OXM also suggests the prospect of HD remakes of the first three installments, stating, “If we do get a proper sequel, we’re likely to see the old games appear, too.”

TimeSplitters: Future Perfect was the last title in the series, released on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube back in 2005. TimeSplitters 4 is expected to be available on the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox.