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TimeSplitters dev making Homefront sequel. Warmongering Korean monkeys so far unconfirmed

So, a double kick in the stones for original Homefront dev Kaos Studios then. Not only was it shut down by publisher THQ following the release of the first game (despite decent sales), the franchise it kickstarted is now officially going ahead without it. Yup Homefront 2 (proper title currently unconfirmed) is on the way, and in a somewhat left-field turn of events, it's coming from Crytek.

Though more specifically, it's coming from Crytek UK. ie. the new name for Free Radical Design. ie. the new name for the developer of TimeSplitters. A surreal, eccentrically British take on a brutal Korean invasion this time then? It's doubtful, but we can but hope... 

Extra details? There aren't any. We were sent a tiny, tiny Q&A sheet with the announcement, but frankly it's so tiny that it confirms little more than the fact that the game exists. Which makes it kind of redundant, as if the game didn't exist, there would be no need for a Q&A. 

We do know that the game (whatever it ends up being called) is scheduled for a release in Financial Year 2014, a schedule which will probably see part three of the near-future war epic actually set in the past. So, feelings on this one? Personally I'm happy for Crytek UK to be working on any full project of their own, but I am also sad beyond sad that this probably means TimeSplitters 4 is off the slate for a good long while.

Cross everything that I'm wrong about that last point, friends. Cross everything.

7 comments

  • FOZ - September 20, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    Kaos was shut down because THQ couldn't afford to keep all of their international studios. Only a couple years ago people were almost expecting them to go bankrupt. But this is a waste. Someone needs to let them make a new game like Timesplitters, or just Timesplitters 4.
  • Acerlux - September 20, 2011 7:49 a.m.

    So long as there are still enemies in the Hooters, I'll probably still play it.
  • peaceful765 - September 20, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    Surely a Timesplitters game would be a better seller than Homefront? Hell, surely Timesplitters 2 HD would sell better? Whats wrong with Crytek, Y U NO LISTEN!
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - September 20, 2011 7:17 a.m.

    My mate brought Timesplitters the other day, wasn't backwards compatible, god damn! Does this mean I have to play Homefront now?
  • bamb0o-stick - September 20, 2011 7 a.m.

    When they mention Crytek I automatically assumed it was from the team that made Crysis, not TimeSplitters. This just made everything seem very misleading when they said Crytek UK was developing it.
  • mothbanquet - September 20, 2011 6:38 a.m.

    Why were Kaos dropped, anyway? Seems quite harsh.
  • Vordhosbn - September 20, 2011 6:01 a.m.

    :( I saw the monkey in the pic, and before reading the headline I was salivating at the prospect of a new Timesplitters. Heartbreaking.

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