TimeSplitters 2 Remake Rumors Debunked by THQ Nordic in SpellForce 3 Easter Egg
While a SpellForce 3 easter egg got fans' hopes up, THQ Nordic has confirmed that it does not have a remake of TimeSplitters 2 in the works.
Originally released in 2002 for the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox, TimeSplitters 2 has stood out as one of the cult classic shooters of that era of gaming. While fans have hoped over the years that the series might be revived in some form through either a remake or new entry, a recent easter egg from SpellForce 3‘s latest expansion seemed to give hope that this might finally come to fruition with a remake of the series’ second installment. However, publisher THQ Nordic seems to (for now) have put those rumors to bed, so fans will have to just keep hoping for the time being.
According to Eurogamer, THQ Nordic has quelled rumors that the publisher has a remake of TimeSplitters 2 in the works after fans discovered an easter egg in SpellForce 3: Fallen God, the latest expansion for the publisher’s tactical role-playing game. As seen in the video clip below, one of the game’s merchants sells a variety of items that are meant to be a hoax, in this case including a box that players can purchase for “TimeSplitters 2 Remake.”
You can check out the video clip below:
As noted by Eurogamer, THQ Nordic explained that the in-game TimeSplitters box is “just an innocent Easter egg,” with the publisher stating that “the vendor in the game is a character known especially for not telling the truth.” Specifically, it was noted by THQ that the vendor also features other items in his inventory that are also meant to be tongue-in-cheek jokes. Alongside the TimeSplitters box, the vendor also has boxes that players can purchase for “cancelled” titles like Biomutant and the Gothic remake: however, both projects are still in active development by THQ Nordic.
Unfortunately, it seems like TimeSplitters fans will have to keep their hopes up for news on what to expect from the franchise moving forward, despite what the SpellForce 3 easter egg might have hinted at. However, with THQ Nordic having acquired the franchise in 2018, there are at least signs that the publisher might have plans to resurrect the series in some fashion.