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The Simpsons Hit And Run: Will We Ever See A Sequel?
“The Simpsons: Hit and Run” remains one of the few games to successfully emulate the open world “Grand Theft Auto” formula, with players free to explore the fictional town of Springfield as seen in the TV show. Despite the game's success, a sequel to the title has yet to be made — but it is not for a lack of trying.
“Hit and Run” senior designer Joe McGinn revealed that development on a “Hit and Run 2” was underway after the original game's success until EA acquired the exclusive gaming license to “The Simpsons” in 2005. McGinn said they were far enough along to have a working prototype, but after EA acquired the rights to the IP, the sequel was scrapped.
According to a GAME poll, “The Simpsons: Hit and Run” is among the top 10 titles that gamers want remastered, as GAME said of the title, “With over 52,000 yearly searches and an average of 17,000 engagements per article, it's clear to see the game is still a huge talking point and is adored by fans.” Such data suggests a modern refresh of the game may suffice for gamers.