Despite a cyclone of rumours to the contrary, Activision has labelled speculation suggesting that Sony has reacquired the Crash Bandicoot brand as unadulterated twinsanity. A teaser in a PlayStation 4 advertisement had hinted that the Japanese giant had bought back the platforming property, but the Call of Duty publisher has stated that that’s not the case.

“Activision owns Crash Bandicoot and we continue to explore ways in which we could bring the beloved series back to life,” a representative told Game Informer. Earlier in the week, the hero was blitzed from the organisation’s official website, adding even more fuel to the anecdotal inferno. Alas, judging by that statement, it looks like the PSone mascot is about to be put back in his cage. Boo.

[via gameinformer.com]