Taiwan Software Classification Board he have TimeSplitters supported, a 2000 first-person shooter from Free Radical Design, for sale rated Teen (15 and up). Although there’s no confirmation that a re-release is actually coming, this ratings board has been a canary in the publishing coal mine lately.

Gematsu noticed the list, and also noticed the first mention of Octopath Traveler arrives on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 It also came from this type of police blotting paper examination. In any case, it doesn’t make sense for Plaion to bring back Timesplitters for re-release and sale only in Taiwan.

Most likely it is part of An expansion of PlayStation’s catalog of classic PS2 games, either on sale or in the PlayStation Plus Extra catalog. Last month, Gematsu spotted an early PlayStation Store listing for 2002’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars on PS2, and that listing has also materialized (on June 11).

Up to this point, there have been no PlayStation 2 games emulated on the PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 5 is backward compatible with the PS4, of course, and PlayStation 3 and PSOne games are available to PS Plus Extra and PS Plus Premium subscribers, respectively.

However, it looks like the all-time great will be welcomed back to the console soon. TimeSplitters was released in 2000 and only appeared on PlayStation 2. Not PC, not Steam, not GOG, it only appeared on PS2 on disc. Although later games provided greater critical acclaim, the first TimeSplitters established a fan base and built on the first-person shooter gameplay characteristics that made Perfect Dark, GoldenEye 007, and other games so popular as well.

What happened to TimeSplitters?

Despite the series’ strong fanbase and enduring appeal — few IPs have been able to attract this much attention nearly 20 years since the last release — TimeSplitters and its studio have been determined. Jerked by publishers For three console generations. Free Radical Design has been shut down twice, once by Crytek in 2014 and again by Embracer Group in 2023.

This came two years after Embracer made a bold promise that it would recreate free radicals (which it did) for the stated purpose of bringing back TimeSplitters (it didn’t). Embracer has since been split into Three different entities(the holder of the rights to TimeSplitters, Plaion, is now a subsidiary of “Middle-Earth Enterprises & Friends”) so fans will have to make do with the original games on new hardware.

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