Fan-made TimeSplitters Rewind reemerges with call for help to reach finish line

March 29, 2024
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TimeSplitters Rewind – the fan-made recreation of TimeSplitters 1, 2 and 3’s multiplayer, which has been in development since 2013 – has reemerged with its first update video in over the year, offering a fresh look at the project and an urgent call for assistance as its developers find themselves in an “incredibly challenging space” due to the current state of the industry.

The TimeSplitters Rewind team secured permission to create the multiplayer remake back in 2012, from then-rights holder Crytek UK. Since then, its volunteer developers have continued to plug away on the project in their spare time, intermittently offering video updates on its progress. The group’s latest video – the first since December 2022 – describes itself as a “candid discussion”, mixing footage of its work-in-progress maps with a call for development help.

“With the state of the games industry,” explains lead writer Jake ‘The Voice’ Parr in the video, “it has placed our developers into an incredibly challenging space where Rewind cannot be a focus for them. Whether that’s dealing with potential layoffs, an increasingly difficult job market, or, in the case of TimeSplitters, some changes to the landscape of the IP.”

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