Any chance of a SWAT 5 (or SWAT 3 - 4 sequel) under a different name / license ?
I know that Activision Blizzard now owns the rights to the SWAT franchise and they're not interested in any sort of sequel. But would it be possible to develope a spiritual sequel under a new name / franchise? For instance, ARMA and ARMA2 are the spiritual successors to the Operation Flashpoint franchise. You wouldn't even really have to go with a SWAT motif if you didn't want to. Any sort of small-team 1st person Tactical CQB theme would do (ie- hostage rescue, some military group, etc etc)
There are tons of people who would love to see such a successor to SWAT 3/4, even if it's not called "SWAT" and technically not in the SWAT franchise. With the way the Rainbow 6 franchise has turned to crap, I really think that there is an opening in this genre. The fact that there are a lot of people (myself included) that still play SWAT 3 and 4 after all these years is a testiment to how loyal fans of the games are.
There is a similar discussion about this in the below thread.