TimeSplitters 4 Features

FeatureFree Radical vs. the Monsters

The dark LucasArts: What drove the legend behind GoldenEye out of games, and the publishers who had a hand in the studio's demise.

The story of Free Radical Design begins with one of gaming's milestones, and after almost nine years it ended with the studio's blood on several publisher's hands. Founded in April 1999, the Nottingham-based studio created the much-loved shooter series TimeSplitters and third-person psychic drama Second Sight during the PS2 era. But Haze, the company's final game, received a critical mauling, sold poorly, and shortly afterwards Free Radical entered administration.

FeatureWhat's next for Crytek UK?

"We'd love to do a new TimeSplitters."

In 2009, after slipping into administration following the failure of PS3-exclusive shooter Haze, Free Radical Design was bought by Crytek and renamed Crytek UK. The Nottingham studio then set upon work on the multiplayer portion of next year's Crysis 2.