There's been plenty of negative press about Crytek of late, so here's a ray of sunshine to balance things out - according to Crytek UK animator Mark Jackson, the studio remains absolutely nuts about the long-absent TimeSplitters series. Alas, today isn't the day for any concrete talk about a sequel.
'You would not believe the amount of times people ask for Timesplitters," Jackson told me at Develop a few moments ago during a discussion of the company's present project, Homefront: The Revolution. "I couldn't really comment, but there's a lot of love for it at the studio. I can't really say much more than that."
So it's fair to say that the much-demanded sequel hasn't been ruled out? "God no! Like I say, in the studio it's held very dear. It's just waiting for the right situations and deals to be done. I'm not privy to that, but from everybody working at the studio - everyone, whenever we say what would you like to do next, it's TimeSplitters.
'So yeah, there's a lot of love for it. But I couldn't say where that goes, or who pulls the strings to make that happen, or when it would happen, but it's certainly not something that people dismiss."
The last time Crytek UK aired the topic of TimeSplitters 4, it claimed that the game was being made by monkeys. Don't know about you, but I much prefer Jackson's take on the idea.