An ambitious-sounding follow-up to The Simpsons: Hit & Run was set to incorporate airships.
That is based on the scrapped undertaking’s govt producer John Melchior, who revealed developer Radical Leisure even had plans to incorporate planes in a Hit & Run sequel.
Talking with MinnMax, the producer, together with different members of the Hit & Run crew, mentioned the tabled sequel and the varied concepts the studio had for it.
“To all people’s credit score right here, within the sequel we had airships, we had planes, we had tons to go on The Simpsons,” Melchior stated. “This was gonna be a franchise, little question in anyone’s thoughts.”
The developer revealed there was even a suggestion for a “5 sport deal” in place between The Simpsons and writer Vivendi, earlier than the comply with up video games had been shelved. Melchior stated that nobody who labored on the undertaking understood why.
“It was a very whole lot, and Vivendi stated ‘no’,” Melchior shared. “There would have been no momentum misplaced between the delivery of [The Simpsons: Hit & Run] and the work being performed on the sequel.”
Melchior stated his personal boss on the time was additionally not sure why the sport was in the end placed on ice. “He was similar to, ‘I do not perceive. I gave it to you on a silver platter, why aren’t you simply saying sure and doing these video games?’,” the producer recalled.
“It was only a actually weird determination. I will by no means perceive it. Most individuals on the manufacturing stage by no means understood it.”
Whereas the sequel wasn’t playable on the time the Hit & Run crew bought this information, the studio had ready numerous belongings and had a system in place which might enable gamers to tow issues behind their autos.
The precise story for the sequel, nevertheless, was extra unsure, with author Chris Mitchell stating “it was all around the map”.
Mentioned Mitchell: “In these early days, form of all people simply imagines what they need, so I am certain there have been 12 competing storylines at that time.
“Who is aware of what the ultimate story would have been?”
Who is aware of certainly. Sadly, not us. Sigh. Not less than, whereas we lament what might have been, we are able to hearken to the total unique soundtrack for The Simpsons: Hit & Run over on Spotify and Apple Music.