Crytek UK, developer formerly known as free Radical, confirmed that a fourth game in the Timesplitters
series is not in development at the moment. The developer did not deny the possibility of the game undergoing development in the future, however.
The sarcastic press release that released this information is pretty hilarious, especially for fans of the series. Read on for the full
A Crytek UK representative told CVG, "No, it's not in development" and issued this non-serious statement:
For Timesplitters 4, with ever spiralling development costs, massive teams and endless crunch we decided on a more radical development strategy.
In short, the experiment was to implement the infinite monkey theorem. With cloning being a far too expensive option, we spent all of the development budget on buying monkeys on the black market.
Those seven monkeys are now sat in a room with typewriters and lots of mirrors, and we fully expect Timesplitters 4 to be finished soon. Rumours are that they haven't written any code but just tease the press from time to time. Those damn monkeys.
PS: anyone got any bananas?