Crytek is on the verge of announcing the return of the TimeSplitters franchise with a new game.
That's according to a rumour in the latest issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine UK, on sale now.
"Gun-wielding monkeys are finally making a comeback! A fourth Timesplitters title is to be announced soon," it says in its rumours section.
The TimeSplitters FPS series has been on a hiatus since the 2005 release of the third game, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect on PS2, Xbox and GameCube.
A fourth game has, however, been rumoured for some time, most recently by a report citing a 'high-ranking industry source at Crytek' which claimed development on the fourth game is underway with a plan for its release on the next-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox 3 consoles.
Developer Crytek UK - originally Free Radical before Crytek rescued it from meltdown - officially confirmed to CVG back in 2007 that work on Timesplitters 4 had begun. It even released concept art before its long-time no-show stirred up rumours of its cancellation.