Hi everybody, my name is Tom Turner, Managing Director at Penny Black Studios -- a small developer from the UK midlands with some very big dreams. Made up of former staff members from teams such as Free Radical Design and Crytek, weShow More Summary
It is a period of civil war. Star Wars followers finally have EA's new Battlefront to play, but other fans still long for something else: the cancelled Battlefront project once in development at British studio Free Radical Design. Free...Show More Summary
Free Radical Design's cancelled Star Wars Battlefront 3 has been shown off again in newly-leaked footage. It's our best look yet at what might have been. The TimeSplitters and Second Sight studio had been developing the game for two years when LucasArts pulled the project back in 2006, a decision which caused the studio's fall into administration. Show More Summary
Crytek obtained the rights to TimeSplitters after picking up the studio responsible for the series, Free Radical Design, which was later renamed Crytek UK. Recently, that team and the game it was working on, Homefront: The Revolution,...Show More Summary
Quell Memento, the zen puzzle game from the makers of Quell, launches on PS Vita in April. Quell Memento is made by Fallen Tree Games, the Nottingham-based studio formed by two former Free Radical Design and Crytek developers, Joe Moulding and Lewis Boadle. It follows Quell and Quell Reflect, for iOS and Android. Read more…
A former LucasArts employee has hit back at claims that Star Wars: Battlefront 3 was scuppered by the publisher after "99 per cent" of the game was complete. Steve Ellis, co-founder of British developer Free Radical Design, made the statement last month, and alleged the game was binned purely for "financial reasons". Show More Summary
File this away under Things To Make A Star Wars Fan's Blood Boil: Steve Ellis, the co-founder of Free Radical Design, the company that was developing Star Wars Battlefront III for LucasArts, told gamesTM Magazine that "we had a 99% finished game that just needed bug fixing for release."
Remember Haze? You'll be forgiven if you can't recall the critically-panned PS3-exclusive shooter from 2008. It was the last game to come from Free Radical Design, before being transformed into Crytek UK. Haze's failure ultimately hurt the prospects of a long-requested fan project: TimeSplitters 4. Show More Summary
Steve Ellis is responsible for the beloved multiplayer aspect of Rare's classic Nintendo 64 shooter Goldeneye 007, and was a founder of Free Radical Design, the studio behind the TimeSplitters franchise. Martin Wakeley was a designer...Show More Summary
TimeSplitters 2 developer Free Radical Design had an HD version of the game in development before the studio shut down, an ex-staff member has revealed. Rare (and later Free Radical) staff members Steve Ellis, Martin Wakeley and Lee Musgrave divulged the new information to NES during an interview about their new mobile game company Crash Lab. Show More Summary
For those who aren't familiar with the tale of Star Wars Battlefront III, grab your midnight dust and gather around the campfire. Initially, reportedly in 2006, Free Radical Design (now known as Crytek UK) was tasked by LucasArts toShow More Summary
What could have been with Free Radical Design...
Nearly an hour of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 gameplay footage has been posted online. The video gives the most lengthy look yet at the now-cancelled shooter from TimeSplitters developer Free Radical Design. Levels featuring Cloud City, Tatooine and the Death Star are included in the gameplay, posted online by regular leak site Past to Present. Read more…
The story of Free Radical Design begins with one of gaming's milestones, and after almost nine years it ended with the studio's blood on several publisher's hands. Founded in April 1999, the Nottingham-based studio created the much-loved shooter series TimeSplitters and third-person psychic drama Second Sight during the PS2 era. Show More Summary
Before development of the long-awaited Star Wars Battlefront 3 collapsed a few years ago, the now-defunct developer Free Radical Design was working on the game and even a successor to the unreleased title.
Despite our infinite sadness that TimeSplitters 4 is not in development right now, at least we have some closure regarding developer Free Radical Design today. Steve Ellis, one of three individuals who left Rare after the completionShow More Summary
Crytek UK, formerly known as Free Radical Design, shot down the latest TimeSplitters 4 rumor today. They denied that they're working on the long-awaited first-person shooter.
Pretty much everyone who played Battlefront I and Battlefront II wanted Battlefront III. So when rumors started surfacing that the title was under development at gaming company Free Radical Design, many fans got excited. But it wasn't long before we heard that the collapse of Free Radical meant the demise of Battlefront III. Show More Summary
Free Radical Design was working on Star Wars Battlefront 3 and 4 before it collapsed. Co-founder Steve Ellis, now making iOS games at new studio Crash Lab, told Eurogamer sister site GamesIndustry International in a sweeping interview...Show More Summary
Former Free Radical Design and Rare developers have joined forces to create a new studio. Crash Lab, founded by Steve Ellis, Martin Wakeley and Lee Musgrave, is working on three iOS games, GamesIndustry International reports. Ellis co-founded Free Radical, creator of the much-loved FPS TimeSplitters, in 1999. Show More Summary