It might seem like a hard slog to go up against the likes of Battlefield or Call of Duty in the first-person shooter multiplayer space, but if anyone could sneak past their radar, it'd be TimeSplitters.
Obviously any TimeSplitters game would be hard-pressed to get the types of numbers the aforementioned do, but it has its own niche that would likely keep the product alive despite those titles, which is the sentiment of a group of fans who have not only petitioned Crytek to get TimeSplitter 4 made, but also have a Facebook drive where they hope to get 100,000 "Likes" to prove just how strong the potential consumer-base is.
Adding to this is the fact Crytek president, Cevat Yerli, is aware of the drive, has urged fans to follow and hound him on Twitter, and is at least, looking for some kind of outcome that would benefit everyone should they go ahead with TS4.
"I wish we were working on it. I will say that," Yerli recently told CVG UK
while at E3. "The thing with TimeSplitters is, if we made a sequel to TimeSplitters, nobody would accept this apart from some fans, and we don't know how big the fan community is unfortunately."
When I last looked at the Facebook "Like" counts before bed last night it was at just over 4,000. Since then it has grown to 10,000, and you would have to assume that 100,000 and a stack of news and free promotion in commotion over it could suggest it be at least considered for XBLA or PSN.
We'll keep an eye on the drive's progress and keep you updated. In the meantime, if you're keen on the idea, click here to cast your