If you are curious about the upcoming games on PlayStation, you can turn to the Taiwanese ratings board for some hints. Gemastu has been able to accurately predict the release of games like Octopath Traveler, and now it seems like TimeSplitters might be making a comeback for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

The PlayStation Plus Classics Catalog has been getting some new additions lately. In June, games like Tomb Raider Legend, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus were added. Now, it looks like the original TimeSplitters game will be joining them soon, with ratings being issued for both PS4 and PS5.

TimeSplitters was originally released in 2000 as a classic PS2 launch game. It was created by Free Radical Design, a studio formed by key figures from Rare who had previously worked on GoldenEye and Perfect Dark. The game was a hit, featuring a century-spanning, multi-protagonist shooter that was loved by many. It spawned two sequels that were equally beloved, with a fourth installment in development before Free Radical ran into financial troubles.

After going bankrupt in 2008, Free Radical was bought by Crytek but eventually fell apart in 2014. The TimeSplitters franchise ended up being owned by Deep Silver, which later became part of Embracer Group. In 2021, Embracer brought Free Radical back with the intention of creating a new TimeSplitters game. However, due to restructuring, the company was closed down in 2023, leaving TimeSplitters 4 in limbo.

Although a new game seems to be off the table for now, fans can look forward to playing the original TimeSplitters on their PS4 or PS5 soon. It’s a nostalgic trip back to a classic game that many have fond memories of, and it will be a great addition to the PlayStation Plus Classics Catalog. Get ready to dive back into the world of TimeSplitters and relive the excitement of this beloved franchise on your modern console.