We brought you the sad news last week that Free Radical had entered "administration" and were clearly in dire financial straits. Bankruptcy may be imminent, but that doesn't necessarily mean their projects will die out entirely.
As some of you may know, Free Radical was currently working on TimeSplitters 4 , which would've been a hotly anticipated title. All previous installments in the series have been excellent; they were received extremely well by most critics and fans loved them. In fact, we distinctly recall a lot of TS loyalists claiming the online play in TimeSplitters 2 was better than it was in Halo . It was also one of the first FPS franchises to allow for such freedom of player-oriented level design. Therefore, it would be a shame to take TS4 behind the shed as if it were Old Yeller, and it appears that certain publishers want to save it. According to a variety of rumored information, despite the Haze debacle, there should be a few takers out there if Free Radical could manage to complete TimeSplitters 4 . Either that, or the downed developer could sell the rights to making the game to another studio, and they could finish the work. The bottom line is this- if there's interest, a game isn't necessarily dead and buried.
The same goes for Star Wars: Battlefront 3 , by the way. There's no knowing exactly how this whole fiasco will turn out for Free Radical, but if you've been anxiously awaiting either of these titles, stay tuned for more updates. They may survive somehow or another…
Related Game(s): TimeSplitters 4