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Why has the TimeSplitters trilogy never been re-released?

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Do you like TimeSplitters?

Yes, it's awesome 9 75.00%
 
No, but I still like monkeys with guns 0 0.00%
 
No, I'm boring 3 25.00%
 
Total:12

3 fantastic games that have never been re-released on anything. HD remasters have been a thing for a good decade or so now yet we still haven't had one for TimeSplitters. There's even been plenty of games re-released without a remaster through PSN/XBL or Steam, yet we haven't had that either. Now we've got PS2 games being re-released as they are on PS4 but nope, still no TimeSplitters. Why not? They were great games and were certainly popular for at least some kind of re-release. The IP has been passed around a few times as well, it would make perfect sense to try and get some worth out of it and have some ongoing sales for any new company that bought it instead of just letting it sit there idle surely?

I'm not even sure who owns it now. It's gotta be either Crytek or THQ Nordic, but why don't they just re-release it in some way? I kinda hope THQ Nordic have it since they've been pretty good at re-releasing IP they've acquired so far.

Last edited by Ka-pi96 - on 19 February 2018

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Unfortunately, it seems like nobody cares enough about the franchise to bother re-releasing them. It's a shame because I love those games.



Future perfect is thr only one with a control scheme that would remotely work these days. They'd reallly have to put in some serious effort for a small audience. I cant imagine the level editors being easy to remake or remaster either.



 

John2290 said:
Future perfect is thr only one with a control scheme that would remotely work these days. They'd reallly have to put in some serious effort for a small audience. I cant imagine the level editors being easy to remake or remaster either.

What? The control scheme is essentially the same as the first-two games.



VGPolyglot said:
John2290 said:
Future perfect is thr only one with a control scheme that would remotely work these days. They'd reallly have to put in some serious effort for a small audience. I cant imagine the level editors being easy to remake or remaster either.

What? The control scheme is essentially the same as the first-two games.

Was gonna say that. Can't remember any real difference in the controls

Why would the level editors be difficult to remaster too? A remaster would just be touching up the assets used, that shouldn't affect the level editor in any way. Remaking it from scratch shouldn't be too difficult unless they wanted to allow much more complex levels either.



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i never played them, but i remember the games. but i understand you, it's like i'm always waiting for a remaster or remake of xenogears😉



Because the original team is separated and torn apart. I’m not even sure who has the rights to it anymore.



zygote said:
Because the original team is separated and torn apart. I’m not even sure who has the rights to it anymore.

Well, the original team doesn't have to develop the re-masters, or make a new game really. But as to who owns it, I think it's still Crytek.



VGPolyglot said:
zygote said:
Because the original team is separated and torn apart. I’m not even sure who has the rights to it anymore.

Well, the original team doesn't have to develop the re-masters, or make a new game really. But as to who owns it, I think it's still Crytek.

Possibly, but they did sell the studio that made the games to Deep Silver, just dunno if any IP (other than Homefront) went with it.



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Ka-pi96 said:
VGPolyglot said:

Well, the original team doesn't have to develop the re-masters, or make a new game really. But as to who owns it, I think it's still Crytek.

Possibly, but they did sell the studio that made the games to Deep Silver, just dunno if any IP (other than Homefront) went with it.

I don't know if they sold the IP to them.