In a recent interview, the producer of Radical Entertainment’s cult-classic Simpsons game, The Simpsons: Hit & Run, spoke on the possibility of a remake or remaster.
Vlad Ceraldi told LADbible, “I could see [The Simpsons: Hit & Run] on multiple different types of platforms as a remake or remaster. 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.”
Given the release of Disney Afternoon and its upcoming Aladdin/Lion King collections, it is not out of the question that this is something worth considering for Disney, which has since purchased the rights to The Simpsons.
However, Ceraldi made it clear that the possibility of a Hit & Run remake or remaster is just a hopeful thought: “It’s come up before in discussions but not seriously, usually at the pub, just talking about the idea of some of the magic that was captured and the potential ability to recapture it in a new way with a different audience, with a different generation of devices.”
Ceraldi now acts as the director of development at Hothead Games, the studio behind titles such as Forged Fantasy, Mighty Battles, and Super Hit Baseball. Despite moving on since the days of Hit & Run, he noted that he still occasionally hears of it:
“I remember interviewing somebody for one of our games—they didn’t know that I worked on The Simpsons: Hit & Run. They were going on about one of their favourite games of all time and ended up saying at the end that it was The Simpsons: Hit & Run.”
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