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The Simpsons: Hit & Run developers respond to possible sequel revival after “strange” layoff – Dexerto

The Simpsons: Hit & Run developers respond to possible sequel revival after “strange” layoff – Dexerto

The development team behind the beloved The Simpsons: Hit & Run have revealed that they, too, are surprised that the game never had a sequel and that it seemed “obvious” to them that they would have been working on more games after 2003 hit.

Over the years, there have been many popular video games that, despite fan requests, never received a sequel or follow-up game. Of these, one game that stands out from the rest is the 2003 title, The Simpsons: Hit & Run.

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The game, which was first released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and Gamecube, has become a cult classic among gamers. Largely due to the way it allowed players to completely demolish Springfield, play as different characters, and complete fun and original missions.

And in a new interview with MinnMax, the development team behind the original The Simpsons: Hit & Run revealed that they are as surprised as fans that their iconic game was never greenlit for a sequel.

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Programmers Cary Brisebois and Greg Mayer, producer Steve Bocska, designer Darren Evenson, executive producer John Melchior and designer and writer Chris Mitchell spoke to the outlet, lifting the veil on the talks that stalled a sequel and more games two years ago. decades.

“It was a five-game deal for less money than I think Vivendi paid for the first game,” Melchior began.

“He was like, ‘I don’t understand. I gave it to you on a silver platter, why don’t you just say yes and play these games?’ It was a really strange decision. I will never understand it. Most people at the production level never understood it.”

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“In those early days, everyone imagined what they wanted, so I’m sure there were 12 competing stories at that time,” Mitchell continued. “Who knows what the final story would have been?”

Melchoir later explained that “back then, the possibility of the game not coming to fruition was unthinkable, especially with four more potential games on the horizon, the developers agreed: “This was going to be a franchise, certainly in nobody’s mind.”

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Evenson then expressed how, for the development team, the idea of ​​making more games was “a no-brainer; It was like, well, of course we’re going to do this,” Evenson added. “The stars are aligned, we are following this path. And then it was like, ‘Eh, I guess not.'”

While these comments imply that a sequel may be off the table forever, there’s always the chance that it could be greenlit in the future.

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