Official Crash Bandicoot site is down, all references removed from activision website

Saw this on reddit. User cocobandicoot posted a huge history of the recent developments with the franchise:

In short, Boyes asks shinobi to ask directly from Activition:

And when asked Activition:

Update 2: gameinformer reports Activision still has the rights and are looking at ways to being the franchise back.
Microsoft bought the Crash license just because it would be funny.

They'll give the license to Rare and make them pump out Crash themed kinect games.