TimeSplitters 2 4K Remaster Hidden in Homefront: The Revolution
With Easter having simply handed final weekend, recreation builders had been invited to share the perfect Easter eggs they’d ever hidden in a recreation. One of many extra stunning replies was from Matt Phillips concerning a completely playable native 4K port of TimeSplitters 2 hidden in Homefront: The Revolution.
— Matt Phillips (@bigevilboss) April 4, 2021
The sport will be discovered on a beat-up arcade machine in a jail complicated referred to as The Bourse within the Philadelphia space of Homefront. Interacting with the machine permits gamers to strive the Siberia and Chicago ranges in TimeSplitters 2, though these weren’t in 4K and seemed pretty much like their unique graphics. Hackers had beforehand discovered the supply recordsdata for the sport’s remaining ranges hidden throughout the depths of Homefront’s code however had by no means been capable of work out the way to make them playable. It seems a local 4K port of your entire TimeSplitters 2 recreation will be activated on that very same arcade machine so long as gamers have the code.
The issue is the code has been “misplaced to time.” Phillips now not has the pocket book by which the code was written. Whereas the code was handed on to a buddy to be made public on Discord, the channel discovered the information to be so unbelievable they banned the buddy’s Discord account. Any hope of the sport ever being playable once more relaxation with resourceful hackers to work it out.
Hackers had been additionally issued one other problem. TimeSplitters 2 piggybacks on high of Homefront‘s co-op mode. If anyone was capable of hack two or extra arcade machines into any of the co-op maps, the machines would boot to the multiplayer menu of TimeSplitters 2 with two maps out there to play. Whether or not that mode would really work is debatable even for Phillips who referred to as it “a really janky prototype,” including Homefront “by no means supplied devoted servers” for it.
TimeSplitters is one among ten PS2 franchises we just lately stated we’d wish to see revived. The franchise appeared doomed after TimeSplitters 4 was placed on maintain and TimeSplitters Rewind appears to be caught in growth limbo. Nevertheless, the franchise now rests with THQ Nordic, Dambusters’ father or mother firm, and Phillips reckons this implies there’s hope for the franchise to come up as soon as once more.