In the past few years, the players have been waiting for a remake of the cult title The Simpsons Hit & Run. A project that is also supported by Matt Selman, the producer, and writer of the TV series.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run Remake could be closer
One of the most popular titles around the yellow family from Springfield is still The Simpsons Hit & Run, which scored points with its mission design and humor.
After the players in the past years repeatedly campaigned for a remake of The Simpsons Hit & Run, Matt Selman, the producer and writer of the TV series, spoke out for a comeback of the classic. However, he admitted that the legal situation looks quite complicated and could make the implementation of such a project extremely difficult.
“I would love to see a remastered version of [Simpsons Hit & Run], I would,” Selman told IGN in an interview. “It’s a complicated corporate octopus to try to make that happen.”
So it remains to be seen whether there will actually be a remake of The Simpsons Hit & Run. In the further course of the interview, Matt Selman looked back at the work on the title published in 2003 and admitted that there were creative differences between the publisher responsible and the developers at the time.
“We were all playing Grand Theft Auto at the time and publisher… they just wanted another driving game,” said Selman. “And we were like, everyone’s playing whatever version of Grand Theft Auto, people need to get out of the cars. That was a huge creative battle over whether it was just a ‘driving around doing missions’ game or a ‘getting out of the car and doing missions’ game. But I do think the battle was worth fighting.”
The Simpsons: Hit & Run was released at the time for the PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube.