With Easter having simply handed final weekend, sport builders have been invited to share one of the best Easter eggs they’d ever hidden in a sport. One of the extra shocking replies was from Matt Phillips relating to a completely playable native 4K port of TimeSplitters 2 hidden in Homefront: The Revolution.
— Matt Phillips (@bigevilboss) April 4, 2021
The sport might be discovered on a beat-up arcade machine in a jail advanced referred to as The Bourse in the Philadelphia space of Homefront. Interacting with the machine permits gamers to strive the Siberia and Chicago levels in TimeSplitters 2, though these weren’t in 4K and looked fairly similar to their original 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 in a position to work out find out how to make them playable. It seems a local 4K port of the complete TimeSplitters 2 sport might be activated on that very same arcade machine so long as gamers have the code.
The drawback is the code has been “lost to time.” Phillips now not has the pocket book in which the code was written. While 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 have been additionally issued one other problem. TimeSplitters 2 piggybacks on high of Homefront‘s co-op mode. If anybody was able to hack two or more arcade machines into any of the co-op maps, the machines would boot to the multiplayer menu of TimeSplitters 2 with two maps available to play. Whether that mode would actually work is debatable even for Phillips who called it “a very janky prototype,” adding Homefront “never offered dedicated servers” for it.
TimeSplitters is one of ten PS2 franchises we recently said we’d prefer to see revived. The franchise appeared doomed after TimeSplitters 4 was put on hold and TimeSplitters Rewind appears to be caught in growth limbo. However, the franchise now rests with THQ Nordic, Dambusters’ mother or father firm, and Phillips reckons this implies there’s hope for the franchise to come up as soon as once more.