The interview with Crytek's CEO, Cevat Yerli on reedit
I’m sure you get this question a lot, but is Timesplitters a franchise still very beloved at Crytek? A lot of people hope you’ll eventually return to it. Can you speak to that at all?
There is actually a petition running online trying to bring the fan base together. But unfortunately the petition doesn’t look that convincing unfortunately. If the petition picks up it will be an even better argument for us. At a personal level, I’m a big fan of Timesplitters 2. For me, I would love to see the game out there, as a newborn HD version or what not. I definitely would love to see it. But the case of turning this into a business decision is still difficult, despite the fact that there was a Twitter request feed to test the waters. And now the petition, it just seems to be as we expected, as it was when it was Free Radical.
There’s a very hardcore market that is very verbal about it. I would love to see this, and if the fan base approves a further petition. They’re trying to call 300,000 voices, I think it’s at two or three thousand right now. If they could get the petition together I would be very happy to put in front of decision makers in the company, the key stakeholders, and say “Look here. This is how it is, let’s make it now.
233,330 NEEDED, spread to gaming sites-forums, FB, and Twitter.
Don't seat there reading this thinking petitions don't work. This is only partly about the petitions. Don't be that hardcore crowd that is verbal yet can't even get a simple petition to 300k, if the TS fanbase can't even get 300k signs on an online petition then what company in their right mind would ever fund anything related to the franchise. Post the links and quote and tell others, call it a day while you wait. I'm a big fan of the series like many of you and this guy means well so give him some ammo to fight with and don't be a monkey.
I will update when we hit 100k, 200k, and finally 300k. TS fans this is our chance to respond.