Simpsons producer: Hit & Run supports a remake or remaster
In 2003, Activision’s Radical Entertainment studio released The Simpsons: Hit & Run, an open-world game based on the popular Fox animated series. With fun gameplay inspired by Grand Theft Auto, the title won its legion of fans and Vlad Ceraldi, the game’s producer, recently said he would like to see a relaunch.
In an interview with the side LADbible, Ceraldi says that, in his opinion, the game remains popular to this day because it allows both adults and children fans of the animation to have equal fun. Against the expectations of the team, the title proved to be a huge success, selling more than three million copies through its versions for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Cube and PC.
The producer, who has been part of the Canadian indie studio Hothead Games since 2006, expresses interest in seeing the game return in the form of a remake or remaster, something fans would certainly be happy to see, as we can see in a petition with more than 6,500 signatures and countless community posts.
The Simpsons’ intellectual property recently came to be owned by Disney after it acquired 21st Century Fox in March of this year. Therefore, the decision to bring back the beloved Hit & Run rests with the Mickey Mouse company and probably Activision, which still has several members of the original team.
We can only hope and hope that both companies see the potential for a new version of the beloved game.