The Timesplitters series has a chance to start fresh with a familiar face under a new banner. After Deep Silver snatched up the IP a year ago, series co-creator Steve Ellis has joined THQ Nordiq to “plot the future course” for the franchise. Here is the announcement as it appears in THQ’s latest financial report:
“Last year Deep Silver acquired the much-loved TimeSplitters IP. We’re delighted to announce that one of the series’ creators, Steve Ellis, has joined us to help plot the future course for this franchise.”
For me, this is unbelievably good news. One of my most controversial but most strongly-held opinions is that TimeSplitters 2 is the best Goldeneye game. The product of several former Rare employees who started up Free Radical Studios after Rare’s acquisition by Microsoft, the game was a spiritual successor that, at the time, perfected the Goldeneye formula with smoother graphics and controls as well as a wider assortment of modes, characters, and weapons all yanked out of the zaniest corners of time and space. Unfortunately, the series failed to find momentum after this masterpiece, and Timesplitters: Future Perfect is the only game in the franchise to have come out since.
Hopefully, Ellis can resurrect this series to its former glory, or figure out a way to go back in time to 2005 and save Timesplitters from an untimely death.
Do you think that a new Timesplitters game has a chance of coming out on Switch? What about a remaster of one of the earlier games? Let us know in the comments.