A dedicated group of TimeSplitters fans
have taken it upon themselves to create a new, free game for like-minded folks: TimeSplitters Rewind
. Developed with permission from CryTek and using assets from actual TimeSplitters games as reference material, Rewind
is being constructed in CryEngine 3 and will focus primarily on multiplayer.
While there is no further visual evidence of the game beyond the above logo and this rendered duck person
, project manager Michael Hubicka has stated that a demo for Rewind
should be available by Christmas. "The demo will be more or less a beta," Hubicka told Cooking with Grenades
. "We plan to release patches to fix glitches/bugs/exploits/performance issues and Content Updates to add maps and characters."
Eventually, Hubicka hopes that Rewind
will also include remade versions of the single-player story content from TimeSplitters' history, but the initial goal of the project is to faithfully recreate the most well-known multiplayer components within CryEngine 3. New multilpayer modes are in the works, however, though their eventual inclusion will depend on if the end result "feels right."