Timesplitters 4 might eventually be a free-to-play title

Have you been holding onto a glimmer of hope for the long, long release of Timesplitters 4, anxiously awaiting the chance to shoot various monkeys and clowns in the face with a brand new release in the series? Well, there’s both good and bad news for you.

First the bad news. Crytek, the studio that bought out Free Radical if you didn’t already know, has recently come out and said that they are currently not working on Timesplitters 4. According to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, “nobody would accept” the title except for fans of the franchise, and that overall, it’s a pretty hard sell for publishers. That’s a bummer.

But wait! There might be some possible good news as well. With the release of Crytek’s free-to-play service called GFace, Yerli says that he would greatly welcome the possibility of a new Timesplitters being developed specifically for this service.

With free-to-play games steadily blurring the lines between themselves and full-retail releases, I can only welcome the possibility of games such as Timesplitters being developed with this business model in mind.