The lights are on
Jordan Weisman, the creator of Shadowrun, was so impressed at the result of his Kickstarter campaign to fund a new entry in the cyberpunk RPG series that he's considering bringing back the Crimson Skies franchise.
Shadowrun's Kickstarter was a massive success, reaching its $400,000 goal in 24 hours, and has now raised over $875,000. This has given Weisman hope that Crimson Skies will see similar results.
In an interview with Shacknews, Weisman said, "I'm hopeful [Crimson Skies] is another property that I can approach soon. I'm in discussions with them about that," he told us. "I'm hoping that we can bring that back to life as well."
Crimson Skies for PC and Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge for Xbox 360 were based on the original FASA board game. Both games were published by Microsoft, which has since lost interest in the series.
Hopefully, Weisman's new studio Harebrained Schemes can help bring this series back. However, he did caution that it probably won't be in the near future, as the company will have its hands full with Shadowrun.
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it be nice i like the first somewhat
On the one hand I'm extremely excited at the prospect, but on the other hand if they screw it up they'd forever be on my blacklist. Not sure if I would want to take that risk.
I have no interest in board games or iOS board games, but I LOVED Crimson Skies on Xbox. I'd be up for another flight action game, for sure.
The ONLY thing I like about Crimson Skies was its name. Its beast just to say out loud and even to type on a keyboard!
I for one would LOVE to see a new Crimson Skies game. Why Microsoft seems to be abandoning all of it's exclusive titles is beyond me. Granted, I have no idea how much money the first game made, but it was really fun and I'd love to see another one, for sure.
Please do! Flight games like this might be a niche market, but as of late they're too few and far between. I've been hoping to see this game updated in HD. The one space level in Halo: Reach was great, but I want more.
A new Crimson Skies would be nice indeed, but only if done properly. Hopefully he can do so.
Crimson Skies was my first XBL game. I activated it and started playing, then some person started talking to me. Scared me to death, and it changed my life forever.
Yes please!!! But I hope they make it like the original PC game, it had bigger, movie style battles.
Yes, please take me money now!!!
Oh that would be amazing! Good memories with that old game.
Hell Yeah bring back Crimson Skies.
Crimson skies was a well built game.
1 it was for the first xbox.
2 *** YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Totally with everyone on here, I would LOVE to see this remade. It has such a great Sky Captain feel, and the boss battles were awesome, making this game feel much more than any aircraft game Ive played before or since. Make it happen, people!!
I was #58 on the all time leader-board. Would have loved to hit the top ten, but the community was so small that I was quickly recognized and booted from every match! This is one game I would heavily donate to if there was even a glimmer of hope of being made!