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Developers made redundant during the recent closure of UK-based developer Free Radical have begun to update their portfolios, offering tantalising glimpses of a TimeSplitters game that will now likely never see the light of day, from concept art and texture packs to character models and weapon designs.

Former assets have begun appearing online (thanks, Eurogamer) and are being compiled on the game's Fandom page. The untitled TimeSplitters game was announced in 2021 when then-publisher Deep Silver revealed it would be reforging Free Radical Design, comprised of key former staff, to helm the project. After being snapped up by Embracer and subsequently caught in the unprecedented round of layoffs at that company, news the studio would close was finally confirmed last week.

Were you looking forward to the return of TimeSplitters? What do you think of the direction Free Radical was taking the reboot? Pour one out for those we've lost in the comments section below.

[source timesplitters.fandom.com, via eurogamer.net]