18 Sep 2021 11:33 AM +00:00

Timesplitters absent from THQ Nordic Showcase

Who doesn't love it when an old gaming franchise makes a triumphant return? Well, Timesplitters could be set to do just that but we're going to have to wait a little longer.

THQ Nordic held a 10th Anniversary live stream recently and the game, unfortunately, did not appear.

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Here's everything we know about the possible return of Timesplitters...

LATEST - No Timesplitters announcement made

It seems like anyone awaiting the immediate return on Timesplitters will have to wait a little longer. While the return of multiple long-awaited franchises was confirmed, the incredibly popular FPS was not one of them

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Is Timesplitters coming back?

Rumors have been swirling around the return of Timespitters for years now. Things first picked up with the announcement of Rewind which was set to be a project around remastering all the games for modern consoles.

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This project is a fan-made operation and has been allowed to continue with production despite possible rights issues. It's high time for an official remake or continuation of the series courtesy of THQ Nordic and their group of studios.

The addition of online multiplayer in its current advanced state would ensure the game survives as more than just a nostalgia trip. It's the 20th anniversary of Timesplitter 2 this year so what better time to revive the franchise.

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What else could be shown?

THQ Nordic is not a small publisher and owns many exciting IPs. We could see new developments in the Darksiders franchise with fans eagerly awaiting another mainline installment.

They also could show more detail about the recently leaked Destroy All Humans 2 remake coming to PS5 soon. A tweet from the PlayStation account was taken down, but the trailer can still be found.

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Finally, we would love to see another big franchise return like Red Faction. The previous Red Faction games took the franchise in completely new directions and this ended up splitting the fanbase. After poor sales of Armageddon were reported, the series was dead.

If it was to return to its roots as a smaller title it could do great things in the current market. Just look at games like Splitgate, which has taken the arena shooter genre to new heights.