The man behind classic airplane game Crimson Skies has plans to bring the series back to life.

Jordan Weisman recently founded his own company, Smith & Tinker, but he can't help remembering the good old days. "Most of my time is invested in [Smith & Tinker], but in the wee hours of the night, I spend time thinking about the older properties," he told Gamespot.

"I think Crimson Skies is something we'd love to get some energy around, and we have some devious plans - we'll see if those materialise."

Whatever happens, it doesn't sound like Weisman himself will be heavily involved. "The older properties - MechWarrior, Crimson Skies, Shadowrun, those kinds of things - those are kind of grandfathered in," he said.

"They're not really what we're all about, and we won't be developing and publishing those ourselves as a result. We'll be, like we are now, talking to other publishers and finding good homes for those, but they're not what Smith & Tinker at its core is about."

Here's hoping they manage to work something out - the original Crimson Skies was brilliant fun and scored 8/10 on Eurogamer. Failing that, it's still not too late for a movie tie-in for Biggles: Adventures in Time, surely?

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