Remember TimeSplitters Rewind? You know, that fan standalone multiplayer game that was meant to feature characters, maps, and weapons from all three TimeSplitters games? Well it appears that the game is currently facing development issues due to CRYENGINE; the engine powering it.
As Cinder Interactive Arts stated, development has gone stagnant and the team is completely unable to work with CryEngine with any momentum at this point.
“We have been waiting for a new release from Crytek that changes a lot of the core systems of the engine and includes new documentation. The problem is this engine update was supposed to release over four months ago and the delays continue.”
An engine switch sounds like the most logical thing as the team has experimented with Unreal Engine 4, however it won’t be able to use the TimeSplitters IP if its switches engines. As such, the team will have to re-brand the game, and… well… this isn’t what TimeSplitters fans have been expecting.
“This is something we have talked about internally and we have a clear idea the direction we would take with it. If this is to happen, we would likely do our own interpretation of what we think TimeSplitters 4 could have been.”
So yeah, things are not looking good for TimeSplitters Rewind!