An easter egg initially discovered five years ago allows players to fully play TimeSplitters 2 in 4K, only requiring Homefront: The Revolution.
By Naquan Holland
Published Apr 11, 2021
Very few discoveries are as special to a player as finding bonus content within a video game as an Easter egg. In the past, arcade games have made their way into existing titles such as?the?Yakuza series as a way for players to immerse themselves within the world the video game sets. Another example of this was the bonus?Crash Bandicoot?level at the beginning of?Uncharted 4, played through Nathan Drake’s television set.
When it was discovered in 2016 that Dambuster Studios’?Homefront: The Revolution had hidden two playable levels of the cult classic FPS?TimeSplitters 2, many fans were impressed by the developers’ lengths to include such an Easter egg. Other players at the time wondered if?Homefront: The Revolution?included the entirety of?TimeSplitters 2?at the time,?however, years later fans have forgotten about the Easter egg.
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Coincidentally enough, the Easter holiday was enough to bring up the discussion of?a potential?TimeSplitters 2 port hidden within?Homefront: The Revolution,?with developer Matt Phillips admitting that the code was lost. Several days later after the confirmation that the entirety of?TimeSplitters 2 was buried inside?Homefront: The Revolution, fans have uncovered the codes the developer once thought were gone forever.
Not only did the codes unlock the entirety of?story mode for?TimeSplitters 2, but also the arcade and challenge modes.?Initially, the codes were discovered for the Xbox and PlayStation versions, but codes for the PC version soon followed, giving players a chance to play?TimeSplitters 2 in 4K on PC for the first time without the usage of emulation. The player has to play through?Homefront: The Revolution for a good part of the story to unlock the arcade cabinet to play?TimeSplitters 2, but PC players can?download a save to grant access to the arcade cabinet with minimum effort.
All codes, including PC equivalents:https://t.co/dTuGSO4jfS
Enter them at the TS2 main menu.
PC players can unlock TS2 without completing HF2’s campaign by copying a certain file to their gamesave folder -> https://t.co/255w6sbPdj
— Jordan Chase (@olynative) April 9, 2021
The success of?the?TimeSplitters series began as early as the success of?Goldeneye 007 and?Perfect Dark?as several members of Rare had left the company to create their own company, Free Radical.?TimeSplitters?in itself was considered a spiritual successor to the two Rare shooters, in turn, receiving praise for the story, gameplay, and especially the multiplayer. Eventually Free Radical would become Crytek UK, working on the?Crysis?series?starting with Crysis 2?until it became Dambuster Studios under the Deep Silver company.
TimeSplitters’ last entry was in 2005 with?TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, over 16 years ago, much to the frustration of fans who continue to ask for a?TimeSplitters 4. In the past, THQ Nordic had teased the possibility of a fourth entry in the series but has since claimed the teases were nothing more than a joke. The legacy of?TimeSplitters 2 among its fans led to the increase in positive reviews of Homefront: The Revolution?on Steam, with almost all of its recent positive reviews referring to?TimeSplitters 2 rather than?Homefront itself.
Homefront: The Revolution?is available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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Pronounced “Nay-Quan.” A Brooklyn College graduate in Creative Writing and gamer since the PSX days. An avid fan of rhythm games, fighting games, racing games, and everything in between.
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