Crimson Skies to make a comeback?

Man who invented it has big plans. 

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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