Recap: Games primarily based on widespread leisure franchises (and vice versa) are often a recipe for catastrophe, however The Simpsons: Hit & Run was a uncommon exception. This 2003 action-adventure title from Radical Entertainment for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox (and later, the PC) proved widespread with players and critics alike, and is usually thought-about among the best Simpsons tie-in video games ever made. It additionally appears to be like to be a great candidate for a fan-made remake.
YouTuber reubs just lately shared progress on a challenge to remake Hit & Run as an open-world sport utilizing Unreal Engine 5. Before you get too excited, observe that that is only for leisure functions and reubs has no plans to ever make it accessible to obtain.
That mentioned, the challenge is off to a fantastic begin. Rather than ranging from scratch, reubs imported a earlier mod of the sport map into Unreal Engine. Some post-processing tweaks helped make the colours pop, and AI was used to upscale textures. A little bit of handbook massaging was wanted right here and there however actually, the engine did many of the heavy lifting.
The video already has greater than 850,000 views as of writing, suggesting curiosity within the endeavor is excessive even at this early stage. We’ll regulate the unofficial remake to see the way it progresses within the close to future. Who is aware of, maybe it may encourage the powers that be to create a licensed remake that we might all get to play sometime.
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