The THQ Nordic investor presentation just keeps on giving with some major news following the publisher’s acquisition of the Timesplitters property last year.
In some comforting confirmation that the property isn’t lying dormant anymore, THQ Nordic today confirmed that Steve Ellis has joined the publisher giant. Here’s the quote directly from the financial report (thanks, NintendoLife).
Last year Deep Silver acquired the much-loved TimeSplitters IP. We’re delighted to announce that one of the series’ creators, Steve Ellis, has joined us to help plot the future course for this franchise.
The TimeSplitters franchise was considered by many to be the spiritual successor to Nintendo 64 shooters Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark, offering a solid campaign and ridiculously fun multiplayer options that fuelled many a sleepover in my heyday. The franchise even went online when EA took the publishing reigns in 2005, though the property quickly went dormant after that.
We did some digging and discovered that Ellis was only recruited for this “secret role” a month ago, as per his LinkedIn. Ellis previously worked at Rare on Goldeneye and Perfect Dark in the 90s before moving to Free Radical Design to work on the TimeSplitters franchise. So we’ll be waiting a while for a new TimeSplitters no doubt.
So, THQ Nordic, why not sling us a remaster of Timesplitters 2 in the mean time?