In a recent interview with IGN, Matt Selman (co-showrunner of The Simpsons) elaborated a bit on how much he’d love to see a remaster of the classic The Simpsons: Hit & Run. Unfortunately, Selman explained that a lot stands in the way of a remaster of the popular Grand Theft Auto clone – a whole lot of corporate red tape and complication. Here’s his full quote on the matter:
“I would love to see a remastered version of [The Simpsons: Hit & Run], I would, [but] it’s a complicated corporate octopus to try to make that happen.”
Speaking of corporate octopi, Selman also discussed how difficult it was for The Simpsons: Hit & Run to be made in accordance with the dev team’s original vision. The game’s publisher really, really wanted the game to be “just another driving game,” while the developers were positive that a Grand Theft Auto influence was the way to go.
Years later, with fans and former devs still clamoring for another taste of The Simpsons: Hit & Run, it looks like the developers made the right call. Hopefully, those desires can one day be realized with a remaster or remake of the beloved game, but for now, it looks like that’s a bit of a tall order.