Remember the Timesplitters franchise? The beloved first-person shooter franchise has found a new home in Koch Media or otherwise known as the parent company of Deep Silver (Dead Island, Saints Row)!
In a press release, Koch Media announced that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to the Timesplitters brand, and the rights to create games based on it. In addition to that, Koch Media has also acquired the IP the rights to sci-fi action-adventure game, Second Sight, which was also created by Free Radical Design.
It is with great pleasure that Koch Media today announces the acquisition of the cherished video games series Timesplitters. The agreement sees Koch Media become the owners of the intellectual property and the rights to create videogames based on the brand which will be produced by the Koch Media’s publishing label Deep Silver.
Largely considered as one of the most influential console games of the early 2000s Timesplitters was originally created by Free Radical Design, who later became Crytek UK Ltd and finally Deep Silver Dambuster, also part of the Koch Media family. The three game series earned a large and passionate fan base thanks to its unique humour, art style and pop culture references while encouraging customisation and modification to give each person their own individual experience. “We are hugely excited to have acquired Timesplitters,” commented Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media GmbH. “The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience. We have many fans of the Timesplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill todays gaming audience.”
According to the press release, full details on the future of both Timesplitters and Second Sight will be revealed “in due course.”
What does this mean for the Timesplitters Rewind? Your guess is as good as mine at this point. But if you’re a Timesplitters fan, it’s hard to not get a little excited given it’s been ages since we last saw the franchise have a proper entry (Timesplitters: Future Perfect was released way back in 2005).