The Simpsons Hit & Run: the open world remake that will drive fans crazy

The Simpsons Hit & Run: the open world remake that will drive fans crazy

The Simpsons Hit & Run

For some time now, The Simpsons Hit & Run has become something of an internet fetish. Many players have rediscovered the game of the 2000s and many remember it as one of the latest games in the best-known family of animated sitcoms. 15 years after the last videogame iteration of the series created by Matt Groening, now someone has decided to create a real remake of that old game.

The Simpsons Hit project & Run Remake is carried out by Reuben Ward, a developer who is showing the status of work on the game on YouTube. This is clearly a fan made title, which will never see the light, but which has already received positive reviews. The programmer's goal is to tell and document the work on the game, so much so that in the first 17-minute video the entire process that led to the creation of the first moments of the game is shown.

if ( jQuery ("# ​​crm_srl-th_gamedivision_d_mh2_1"). The Simpsons Hit & Run debuted way back in 2003 for PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. It is generally recognized as one of the best games based on the US sitcom, but its strengths were the exact reproduction of Springfield and the large amount of characters present, as well as of course the classic irony taken directly from the TV show. The hope of seeing it again in next gen form (or of seeing any other video game based on the most famous family in the world) is practically reduced to a flicker. Never say never, however: in the future things could be decidedly different.

The Simpsons: Hit and Run Gets Remade as Gorgeous Open-World Game

The Simpsons: Hit and Run has been remade as a gorgeous open-world game with new features. For those who aren't aware of the original game, The Simpsons: Hit and Run was a GTA-like game released during the PS2-era that allowed fans to experience Springfield a semi-open world setting. Given the technical limitations of the game, Springfield was split up in to levels, each with its own narrative purpose and playable member of the Simpson family. It is widely considered to be one of the best-licensed games out there as its incredibly fun to drive through the animated city, hijack cars, push over citizens, and experience all of the fun references. On top of that, it has aliens, which is always a good addition to any game.

There's been a lot of demand for a remaster of The Simpsons: Hit and Run and it seems like one fan is trying to make that a reality. YouTuber reubs has started remaking The Simpsons: Hit and Run with modern remastered graphics, one continuous open-world rather than a game split into levels or zones, and even multiplayer. It's a pretty ambitious project, but reubs has stated that it's being made purely for entertainment purposes and won't actually ever be made available to the public. Understandably, reubs likely doesn't want to risk any legal ramifications from Fox/Disney, so this decision makes sense. 

Nevertheless, given the fact the possibility of a remaster of The Simpsons: Hit and Run has been posed by one of the producers of the original game, this could lead to an official remaster. Given there has been lots of requests for a remaster of this iconic game, support for reubs' fan project could show Disney there is a lot of interest in an official version of this. After all, the desire for a remaster of Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom eventually resulted in THQ Nordic making it a reality.

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