Free-to-play TimeSplitters envisioned by Crytek CEO

Crysis 3 will be developer Crytek's final retail boxed product. Why? Because the company is becoming entirely focused on free-to-play games.

Warface is the developer's next major FPS title, and it will be free-to-play. However, CEO Cevat Yerli has since noted the possibility of a new TimeSplitters game as a free-to-play title, too. "I love TimeSplitters, I'm a huge TimeSplitters fan particularly of the multiplayer part. I love the idea, I love the brand, I love everything – but the publishers don't. That's reality," Yerli said.

Speaking to VideoGamer (via Joystiq), Yerli admits a desire to work on the game. However, he noted that "we can't develop it the way Free Radical had started it before we acquired [Free Radical]."

A shift to free-to-play could make a new TimeSplitters possible. "I wish we would develop it," said Yerli. "I don't want to spend our own money on the project in a retail business... [but] I love the picture of a TimeSplitters running on GFACE," the company's upcoming online service.