The Simpsons: Hit & Run producer believes the game could be remastered


The Simpsons: Hit & Run was an absolute classic.

The action-adventure game came out in 2003 and was a huge hit, selling millions of copies around the world.

For anyone who didn’t play the game (you missed out), the game follows the Simpsons family as they unearth an alien conspiracy caused by Kang and Kodos.

Several hours were spent driving around the streets of Springfield, uncovering secrets, racing enemies and completing side tasks.

Now, the game could be making a return.

Vlad Ceraldi, who produced The Simpsons: Hit & Run, believes it could be remastered or remade in the near future.

“I could see it on multiple different types of platforms as a remake or remaster,” he told LADbible.

“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.


Ceraldi admitted that discussions over remaking the game have been held - albeit in the pub - and he’s aware of the changes that could be made if they game was made again today.

“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," he said.

"There was joy in the making of it as well as obviously the fans playing it - that doesn't always happen but it certainly happened with that game.

"We had our doubts that it would work out the way we hoped but obviously it did."


He continued: "There's masters out there like Nintendo and other companies who have nailed it time and time again, so it would be wonderful to reinvest in how you can control the characters, how you can control the world, how much of the world you can explore in detail.

"So there's a lot more fidelity you can go for as far as content exploration than we were able to do in that particular era.

"There were a lot of references put into the game but we didn't get everything.

"There's a lot more things that could be done and that would be fascinating for sure."


Ceraldi says he and the team at Radical Entertainment knew right away that they had made a special game.

"As far as why it stood the test of time, I think it's a game that kids could play, adults could play, anyone who was fans of the show could try and laugh and have fun with,” he added.

“When you make something, sometimes you know you've made something special. This was one of the ones that we knew we hit the mark.

“We didn't know it was going to sell as well as it did - we had high hopes, but it definitely hit its expectations."

When a candidate for a job told him that The Simpsons: Hit & Run was their favourite game of all-time, Ceraldi couldn’t help but feel proud - and old.

"I remember interviewing somebody for one of our games - they didn't know that I worked on The Simpsons: Hit & Run,” he continued.

“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.

"How much joy they had when they opened it up on Christmas morning and put it in and they ended up playing it all Christmas. They're telling this story and then say they were six-years-old.

"It makes you feel old, but it was also interesting seeing this young new employee of our company, he's starting his career."

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