TimeSplitters 4 is not, not in development, Crytek has said.
The company, when asked to comment on the issue following another rumor this week, firmly says: “No, it’s not in development.”
So that’s that. Again.
They did poke a little fun at the rumor though: “For Timesplitters 4, with ever spiralling development costs, massive teams and endless crunch we decided on a more radical development strategy.
“In short, the experiment was to implement the infinite monkey theorem. With cloning being a far too expensive option, we spent all of the development budget on buying monkeys on the black market.
“Those seven monkeys are now sat in a room with typewriters and lots of mirrors, and we fully expect Timesplitters 4 to be finished soon. Rumours are that they haven’t written any code but just tease the press from time to time. Those damn monkeys.
“PS: anyone got any bananas?”
Something tells me we should let this one be.