It’s been nearly 20 years since The Simpsons: Hit & Run was released, and fans are keen on the remake. Developer Radical Entertainment asked what a Simpsons game inspired by Grand Theft Auto would look like, and the resulting creation became a best-selling hit that still haunts our minds all these years later.
There have been a good enough Simpsons game or two so far, but nothing comes close to the pleasure of driving in a virtual Springfield sandbox. I don’t think you really enjoy video games if you haven’t worn Homer’s muumuu and you haven’t gotten into an epic crime spree crushing civilians in Mr. Plow.
While we’re still unlikely to see a remake or sequel soon, fans are doing their best to keep the flame alive. Just last week, we discussed a successful petition with more than 16,000 signatures. It is worth noting that this petition has been around for five years.
Making a new Simpsons Hit & Run is not as simple as asking the developers, but we think the enormous demand and sales potential of a remake or a new introduction to 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 we are to The Simpsons: Hit & Run 2, but the idea that it is being developed is enough to excite us all.