The Simpsons: Hit & Run devs react to sequel’s possible resurgence after ‘bizarre’ removal

The development team behind the beloved The Simpsons: Hit & Run has revealed that they too were surprised that the game never got a sequel and that it seemed “obvious” to them that they would have worked on more of games after 2003. hit.

Over the years, many popular video games have emerged that, despite fan requests, never received a sequel or follow-up game. Among these, one game that stands out from the pack is the 2003 title, The Simpsons: Hit & Run.

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The game, first released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Gamecube, has become a cult classic among gamers. Largely due to the way it allowed players to completely demolish Springfield, play as different characters, and complete fun and original missions.

And in a new interview with MinnMax, the development team behind the original The Simpsons: Hit & Run revealed that they were just as surprised as fans that their iconic game was never given the green light for a sequel .

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Programmers Cary Brisebois and Greg Mayer, producer Steve Bocska, designer Darren Evenson, executive producer John Melchior and designer-writer Chris Mitchell all spoke with the outlet, lifting the lid on the conversations that interrupted a sequel and other games two decades ago.

“It was a five-game deal for less money than Vivendi paid for the first game,” Melchior began.

“He just said to me, ‘I don’t understand. I gave it to you on a silver platter, why don’t you just say yes and do these games?’ It was just a really weird decision. I will never understand it. Most people at the production level never understood it.

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“In those days, everyone imagined whatever they wanted, so I’m sure there were 12 competing storylines at that point,” Mitchell continued. “Who knows what the final story would have been?

Melchoir then explained that “at the time, the possibility of the game not coming to fruition was unthinkable – especially with four other potential games on the horizon, the developers agreed: ‘It was going to be a franchise, without no doubt in anyone’s mind. »

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Evenson then explained that, for the development team, the idea of ​​creating more games was “a no-brainer; it was like, sure, we’re going to do this,” Evenson added. “The stars are aligned, we are following this path. And then it was just like, ‘Huh, I guess that’s not the case.’

While these comments imply that a sequel could be permanently ruled out, there’s still a chance that one could get the green light in the future.

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