Wow, you haven't posted on these forums in a looooong time.
Some advancements in the Crash busniess are same old stuff really:
Omar and Seth have both said that they are doing all they can about getting crash, if he were ever to be in the game he'd be free DLC, and they said that all of the discussions have nothing to do with SuperBot, but are on a much higher level (Sony and Activition discussions).
So really, it's looking bleak, but they are at least trying. We know that for sure.
Yeah it's great that at least we know they are trying.