qj.net is reporting (from a forum post at European Playstation Forums ) that the UK OPM has confirmed that a new game in the Timesplitters franchise is in development.
Not much info were given, but Steve Ellis said, "They're 'gearing' up to insert monkeys and guns into all the wrong places." For those not in the know, Timesplitters is home to a huge variety of character skins including ginger bread men and monkeys. Floating ducks and the mythical Bigfoot are there, too, for your choosing.
Looks like the devs will be following the tradition of humor and quirks of this insanely fast paced shooter that never took itself seriously. Here's what Chris1007 said:
Interestingly the logo currently being used by Free Radical, is a spoof of the Gears of War logo with a monkey head. And Free Radical is said to have sent out some concept art of a monkey in a 'very' familiar suit of green battle armour. So expect a lot of in-game potshots at Gears of War, Halo, and other famous gaming franchises.
I don't know what it was about Timesplitters, but I really enjoyed the first two. They just had a great sense of humor and felt like arcade games at heart.
Isn't this the game that had the spring-loaded aiming system? If you let go of the right stick, your reticle would spring back to the center of the screen. I hope this game doesn't have the same thing. That was horrible.