Yes, this is not a typo – the game The Simpsons: Hit & Run turned 20 this weekend this weekend. We all get old, the bones turn into dust. But while we remember our common childhood when we played in "GTA for children", This milestone also reminds us that there are still no news about the remake, and fans really want to fix it.
Any company that celebrated the anniversary of The Simpsons: Hit & Run, immediately falls under calls to make a remake. PlayStation is the most striking example of this: impatient fans beg the studio to somehow achieve a reprint of the cult classical game about sympons. In the end, the only way to play it is legally is to get PS2, GameCube or the original Xbox, despite the fact that the game is so in demand on modern platforms.
At the beginning of the week, PlayStation UK celebrated this anniversary. Now, in the answers of the fans, prayers to the studio appeared either to invest in a remake, or add the original to the PlayStation Plus, as is fitting in the game, in which many of us were grinning the disk to the holes on PS2. Some of the poor fellows even decided that Twit himself hints at a certain reprint, but, alas, nothing of the kind is reported.
The fact that we have reached the 20th anniversary of The Simpsons: Hit & Run, having nothing to show, is very depressing, not to mention what causes bewilderment. Although licensed games of this kind are often in the hell of copyright, it is difficult to imagine that the copyright holders "Simpsonov" Could not release Hit reprint & Run, if they wanted. However, now they seem to be more concerned about closing access to fan remakes, up to the point that one of them has already been developed, but its creator is too afraid of the consequences to release it.
If a remake or remaster still appears, then you should not expect that he will get the original studio. Radical Entertainment is now owned by Activision Blizzard and in recent years acts as a support studio, helping other developers with their games, and not creating their own. Nevertheless, Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – RehyDrated recently proved that the copyright holders are ready to transfer the responsibilities of creating remakes to new studios, so this is quite possible.
Nevertheless, the fact that the anniversary has passed without a teaser suggests that in the near future a remake will not appear. Maybe someday someone will understand that it will almost certainly bring money, because the game has a fanbase that is ready and waiting. See you at the 40th anniversary?