Homefront 2 Has Killed Timesplitters
Alright, maybe it hasn’t. But it probably has. And that makes us very sad indeed.
Crytek UK is handling development of Homefront 2. So what does this mean? Well, it means that any hope of Timesplitters 4 ever seeing the light of day has just gone and buggered off.
Turns out the development of a sequel nobody really cares about takes precedence over a sequel that quite a few of us really would like to see. Damn you, world of business.
Anyway, let’s look at the three most depressing paragraphs ever put together, taken from this story on Develop:
“The first Homefront made an impact at retail, topping the UK charts in its first week, despite disappointing review scores.
Ironically, it was Crytek’s own shooter, Crysis 2, that dislodged Homefront from its top chart position.
Crytek is currently developing a military shooter of its own, called Warface.”
The first paragraph tells us we live in a world where a game will succeed, regardless of quality, so long as it is marketed enough and is a militaristic manshooter.
The second par shows that whatever is successful will be replaced by Yet Another Manshooter game, and the cycle will continue forever.
The final word-bunch then lets us in on the fact that the future will just bring with it even more manshooters, because they’re all that we can play ever.
It’s enough to make us want to cry salty, hateful tears.
Anyway, there’s still a chance Timesplitters 4 could be in the works, as it’s a few years til Homefront 2 comes out. We can but hope. And you can but read our feature on TS4 in the current issue of Play, because it’s brilliant.