With original Free Radical founders Steve Ellis and David Doak reuniting to reform the studio that brought us the original TimeSplitters
games. A surprise announcement to be sure, the original Free Radical became defunct back in 2014 after a stint as Crytek UK. And yeah, they're back and about to begin working on the next TimeSplitters game as a wholly owned Deep Silver
TimeSplitters has its roots in design from the N64-era with Ellis and Doak both veterans from Rare, and the classic Goldeneye 007
. With its fun and comic time-travel premise and great first-person controls the TimeSplitters series quickly built up a passionate fan-base.
“It’s this unique style that earned the TimeSplitters series a large and passionate following who will, without doubt, be excited by the formation of Deep Silver’s latest studio and will look forward to learning more as the franchise moves forward” said Paul Nicholls, Global Brand and Marketing Director, Deep Silver.
“To finally be able to confirm that the studio has been formed and that we have a plan for the next TimeSplitters game is incredible,” commented Steve Ellis, Studio Development Director, Free Radical Design. “While we cannot tell you anything more at the moment, we look forward to sharing information in the future.”
Very cool news indeed, with Free Radical set to commence development in the coming months alongside building up its Nottingham-based studio.