According to Vlad Ceraldi, a remake or remaster of The Simpsons: Hit & Run is possible. Ceraldi was the original game’s producer but now works at Hothead Games. Despite expressing […]
According to Vlad Ceraldi, a remake or remaster of The Simpsons: Hit & Run is possible. Ceraldi was the original game’s producer but now works at Hothead Games. Despite expressing interest in working on such a project, whether or not that actually happens is completely beyond his control. Here’s what he had to say about it in an interview with LADbible:
It would have to take the parties who are in charge of the property to want that to happen and someone out there to decide that they were going to go out and do it. But absolutely, it would be fun to explore those characters and that universe again, that work again.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Simpsons: Hit & Run is an open world sandbox game that launched on the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC. Despite the reputation licensed games had at the time, Hit & Run sold and reviewed surprisingly well. The team behind it seemed to have a lot of love for the property. That same passion is why Ceraldi woul like to expand and improve on the game via a remake.
…it would be wonderful to reinvest in how you can control the characters, how you can control the world, how much of the world you can explore in detail. So there’s a lot more fidelity you can go for as far as content exploration than we were able to do in that particular era. There were a lot of references put into the game but we didn’t get everything. There’s a lot more things that could be done and that would be fascinating for sure.
While it seems unlikely we’d get an announcement for this anytime soon, it’s at the very least possible. From Crash and Spyro, to Ghostbusters, and even Spongebob, we’ve seen plenty of nostalgic video games get the remaster treatment. And it seems like that trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Don’t give up hope!