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'TimeSplitters' CryEngine mod gets Crytek approval

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TimeSplitters may return as a fan-created mod, with support from Crytek.

A 100,000 Strong for Timesplitters 4 Facebook group is saying that Crytek has given permission to make a TimeSplitters mod using the studio's CryEngine.

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"I have just had word from Crytek that they are going to permit and support a TimeSplitters CryEngine mod," group administrator Daniel Wesoly said.

"I am now looking for modders that can handle the CryEngine. If I manage to get a group together, then they may let us use assets from the original TimeSplitters game!"

The group now hopes to assemble a team of developers to create a mod with all of the levels, characters and weapons from the three TimeSplitters games.

Wesoly previously created a petition asking Crytek to create a TimeSplitters HD Collection. CEO and president Cevat Yerli backed the petition, saying he would love to see it happen but it made for a difficult business decision.

With Crytek endorsing a fan-created TimeSplitters mod, an official HD collection of the series seems unlikely. It is rare for a major studio to sanction fans to recreate their games, and practically unheard of for a studio to offer original game assets in support.

TimeSplitters developer Free Radical Design was purchased by Crytek in 2009. The company has firmly denied that a new TimeSplitters is in development.

Earlier this year Crytek also hinted that TimeSplitters could return as a free-to-play game in the future.

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