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GamesIndustry.biz reports that independent UK studio Free Radical Design, best known for the TimeSplitters franchise and Haze, has closed according to multiple sources.

Sources claim that staff, including senior executives have already left the company, with staff also said to have turned up for work today to find the doors locked and instructions to meet at a nearby hotel for a final company meeting.

GamesIndustry also notes that it's believed an unnamed project for LucasArts, thought to be Star Wars Battlefront III, has been moved on to Rebellion, the developer of Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron.

The future of TimeSplitters 4 is now uncertain.

Last month Free Radical director Steve Ellis played down rumours that the studio was in trouble, telling GamesIndustry: "We certainly won't be laying off any staff today. Or, for that matter, any time in 2008."

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free_willy's Avatar


Damn. Timesplitters rocks. Surely to god it's good enough that the pieces will get picked up over this and it will be continued. The death of a shooter series is a bad thing when you speak of the TS quality. * goes back to playing GoldenEye N64 *
Posted 10:10 on 04 January 2009
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no more timesplitters this is terrible what kind of god would allow this
Posted 09:52 on 22 December 2008
Wido's Avatar


Very sad news to see an independant dev going up the sprout. I thought that from Free Radical's okish Haze, would then make them go guns n blazing for a new Timesplitters.

Also I'm a bit shocked that Microsoft haven't brought them out, and made Timesplitters there exclusive?
Posted 20:06 on 18 December 2008
RecoN's Avatar


NOOOOO! Not yet, we want Timesplitters first!!! OMG! :(
Posted 15:45 on 18 December 2008

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