The Simpsons Hit & Run is one of the most beloved videogame adaptations for The Simpsons, with fans regularly clamoring for its return through an official re-release or remake. While there’s been no movement on that, we now know that at one time a sequel was planned, but the project was squashed shortly after its inception.

According to The Simpsons Hit & Run producer John Melchior, publisher Vivendi Universal Games was given the opportunity to make 5 more games based on The Simpsons. Two of those games were in development, one being The Simpsons Hit & Run 2, and it was coming from the same team that handled the original. (h/t VGC)

Sadly, Vivendi Universal Games eventually decided to pass on the deal for 5 more Simpsons games, and with that The Simpsons Hit & Run 2 was killed. Even worse, it seems no one has any idea as to why Vivendi skipped on the deal, as it was reportedly quite a solid offer in terms of money.


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