Talk about some really exciting news, today Koch Media confirmed that a new TimeSplitters game is being prepared for development, with key original developers reforming Free Radical Design!
Koch Media confirmed today in a press release that they are reforming Free Radical Design (closed back in 2008), with original founders Steve Ellis and David Doak along with other key members to develop a whole new TimeSplitters.
“To finally be able to confirm that the studio has been formed and that we have a plan for the next TimeSplitters game is incredible,” commented Steve Ellis, Studio Development Director, Free Radical Design. “While we cannot tell you anything more at the moment, we look forward to sharing information in the future.”
No further details were given on the new TimeSplitters game, though as mentioned the project will be helmed by Free Radical.
“It’s this unique style that earned the TimeSplitters series a large and passionate following who will, without doubt, be excited by the formation of Deep Silver’s latest studio and will look forward to learning more as the franchise moves forward” said Paul Nicholls, Global Brand and Marketing Director, Deep Silver.
The team states that development will begin in the coming months, with the current focus on growing the studio out in Nottingham.
Talk about a massive surprise. Not only are we getting a new TimeSplitters, but a studio that has been dead for over a decade is miraculously coming back to life. That is just unheard of, but we are super stoked to see it happening. Hopefully we hear more about the game later this year.