There Could Have Been Four Sequels To The Simpsons: Hit & Run
- Nov 26, 2023
The Simspons: Hit & Run was a must-have video game for those who grew up in the early 2000s. The game, which involved causing as much chaos as possible on the streets of Springfield, proved to be extremely popular, but surprisingly, no sequels were ever produced.
John Melchior, the executive producer, recently provided some insight into why this happened on the MinnMax YouTube channel. He revealed that there was once an offer to produce five games. "The Simpsons proposed a deal of five games for a certain amount of money. It was a very good offer, but Vivendi [the publisher] rejected it."
Melchior added that they had big plans for the Hit & Run sequel, including airships and planes. "We had so many ideas for The Simpsons franchise. Everyone believed it would be successful."
Despite its popularity and selling one million copies by 2004 and three million by 2007, the decision not to continue with the sequel still puzzles developers today.
Darren Evenson, one of the designers on the team, shared his shock at not continuing with the sequel. He said: "Like John mentioned, it seemed obvious that we would proceed with this project. Everything seemed perfect...but then suddenly we weren't."