Almost 20 years have passed since The Simpsons: Hit & Run was released, and fans are looking forward to the remake. Developer Radical Entertainment dared to ask what a Simpsons game inspired by Grand Theft Auto would look like, and what turned out to be a best-selling hit that we still can’t get out of our minds after all these years.
There have been one or two good enough Simpsons games since then, but nothing came close to the joy of driving around a virtual Springfield sandbox.
While we’re still unlikely to see a remake or sequel soon, fans are doing their best to keep the flame alive. A successful petition was carried out with more than 16,000 signatures.
Hassan Mohammad wrote in the petition, close to its goal with more than 22,000 signatures, that the public demand definitely guarantees a continuation.
Unfortunately, making a new Simpsons Hit & Run isn’t as simple as asking the developers, especially since the enormous demand and sales potential of a remake or a new entry into the series is pretty obvious at this stage. A sequel was being developed at some point without getting the rights to make the EA Simpsons games, and at that point the project was scrapped. We’ll never know how close it got to The Simpsons: Hit & Run 2, but the idea that it is in development is pretty gratifying.