Crytek founder Cevat Yerli has said the Timesplitters series could be resurrected by the studio's GFACE F2P platform.
The studio head stated that he loves the series and wants to see another installment in the shooter franchise being made. However, the obstacle they face is that publishers simply aren't interested in the game, with his comments also echoed by the co-founder of the series' creator, the now-defunct Free Radical Design.
"I wish we would develop it. We can't develop it the way Free Radical had started it before we acquired them. 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. So if we get enough fans, being loud enough..."
Recently, a fan petition was started on Facebook pertaining to the revival of Timesplitters 4. Garnering over 20,000 likes thus far out of its 100k goal, several original developers of the IP has already given their support.
Meanwhile, once Crytek has completed the development of its current boxed products, the company will shift their focus completely to the free-to-play market, with one already in the works.