Timesplitters 4 would certainly be a possibility if "the platform space" was better, according to Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli.
The non-existant but demanded third sequel for the popular first-person shooter series has been attached to Crytek for some time, although the developer officially denied its existence after lengthy media coverage.
However, the developer wishes it was working on the game, according to Mr Yerli.
"I think hopes are high, but change has to happen in the platform space. I'm very excited potentially about the idea of a TimeSplitters for G-Face," he said.
Mr Yerli said that a lack of understanding of the Timesplitters brand's fan community also makes it difficult to gauge interest in a possible fourth game.
"The thing with TimeSplitters is, if we made a sequel to TimeSplitters, nobody would accept this apart from some fans, and we don't know how big the fan community is unfortunately."
The reality is, explained Mr Yerli, that publishers wouldn't like the idea of "a packaged goods game that launches on consoles".
"That is the truth, and that was the truth even before we bought Free Radical."
Crytek acquired the series's developer, Free Radical, in 2009, and hopes were high for another entry for the popular shooter.
"The concept behind TimeSplitters was pitched around before we took over and Free Radical had no luck," said Mr Yerli. "We think even on CryEngine and with Crytek behind it there would be fundamental issues with the concept," he said.
"However, TimeSplitters had one of the most fun multiplayer games ever, and G-Face is a social entertainment platform - it's about online gaming. I love the idea of a TimeSplitters for G-Face.
"I love the idea, and I wish we'll work on it, but currently we are not working on it."
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By Gaetano Prestia - Bio