THQ Nordic Acquires Timesplitters Series


The publishers at THQ Nordic have been on a roll currently. They’ve set Darksiders III for a vacation launch; they’ve acquired Deep Silver and snagged the rights to the Metro and Saints Row franchises; and now, they’ve gotten a collection that’s close to and pricey to the hearts of many old-school first-person shooter followers.

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In a press launch printed this night, the writer has confirmed that it has acquired the rights to the TimeSplitters trilogy, together with the unique recreation that first got here out for PS2; the sequel that adopted on a number of platforms; and the third chapter, the much-enjoyed Future Perfect.

The collection made enormous waves again within the PS2/GameCube/Xbox period, primarily on account of its rock strong first-person taking pictures ways and its weird (but wildly pleasurable) humorousness.

Timesplitters was largely thought-about as probably the most influential console video games of the early 2000’s. The three recreation collection earned a big and passionate fan base due to its distinctive humour, artwork type and popular culture references whereas encouraging customization and modification to offer every individual their very own particular person expertise. Timesplitters was initially created by the event studio Free Radical Design that later grew to become Deep Silver Dambuster, a part of the THQ Nordic group,” the corporate famous in its press launch.

In addition, it’s additionally gotten the rights to the horror/stealth recreation Second Sight, which was initially launched for consoles again in 2004 by Codemasters, developed by Free Radical Design — the identical staff behind Timesplitters.

Now, THQ Nordic hasn’t introduced any plans on what it intends to do with these video games, however there are two distinct potentialities, each of that are very doubtless.

The first is a remastered launch of the TimeSplitters and Second Sight video games. The firm loves its remasters, because it’s confirmed with the Darksiders video games and Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered, which got here out earlier this summer season. So it’s a reasonably secure wager that we’ll be seeing HD ports of those, although the query is when.

But then there’s the massive query — may we see a TimeSplitters 4? We’ve seen some idea artwork from the sport up to now, however nothing’s been made official but. Considering that Free Radical Design would later grow to be Deep Silver Dambuster, the staff that introduced us Homefront: The Revolution (which, by the best way, has a nifty little TimeSplitters themed Easter egg with basic ranges), it’s an enormous chance that THQ may line up a future entry on this collection as their subsequent venture. And perhaps with a loopy, comparable design.

No phrase has been given but, however this has potential to be enormous for the writer, as we’d see the return of a first-person taking pictures franchise that hasn’t made waves since Future Perfect got here out in 2005. A re-release with HD visuals and potential multiplayer options would hit the spot. It’s about…time?

We’ll let you recognize as soon as THQ Nordic confirms any plans. In the meantime, fingers crossed the cat racing problem returns. Just…watch under.

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