Simpsons: Hit and Run has become a favorite among fans of the franchise over the years. The game launched in 2003 as a sequel to Simpsons: Road Rage but over the years, has transcended to become not only commercially successful but accrue a cult following.
A comedic take on the Grand Theft Auto genre, the game follows the Simpson family and their friend Apu Nahasapeemapetilon as they explore an open-world version of Springfield and take on missions, which often entail road racing.
Twenty years after its debut, fan and creator Reuben “Reubs” Ward has now released a look at his remake of the classic game using Unreal Engine 5.
The remake began a year ago, as Reubs used the engine to remake every detail from scratch. Each episode shared to his YouTube page detailed the recreation of a different part of the game.
The final episode is out now featuring a revamped version of the Simpson family’s pink car and an even more explorable open-world. To the disappointment of some fans, however, Reubs won’t be releasing the remake for gameplay, most likely to avoid running into legal issues.
“This is a fan remake for entertainment purposes, this game will never be available to download,” he wrote in one video.
Regardless, Simpson fans can enjoy viewing the remake on his YouTube channel.
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