The Simpsons: Hit & Run never received a re-release, so it’s still stuck on the PS2, but at least Disney now lets you listen to the soundtrack on Spotify.
Obviously, thanks to the power of YouTube, it’s been possible to listen to The Simpsons: Hit & Run soundtrack for a while now, but it hasn’t been officially released in any way. As noted by the Twitter account Out of context 20th Century Foxthat has apparently changed, as the full soundtrack is available on streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music (thanks, Eurogamer).
While the tweet sharing the news makes it seem like the release just happened, the soundtrack is available on streaming services since at least September last year, fans just didn’t know until now because it was an extremely quiet addition. Maybe Disney didn’t want the surprisingly large number of fans of this two-decade-old game to give them money? A strange choice, but if they don’t want money, that’s on them.
Although the soundtrack was released in September, it’s still pretty well timed as September marks the 20th anniversary of the Grand Theft Auto-esque game this year. Fans would like to see some sort of re-release of the game, as there are regular new projects trying to breathe some life back into it, like the age-old classic of remaking an older title in Unreal Engine.
Everyone’s favorite publisher EA still owns the rights to all of the Simpsons games, the most recent release being the Farmville-esque Simpsons Tapped Out, but the last major release was The Simpsons Game in 2007. It’s not too surprising that the second Best Animated Movie of the Television Family (goes first to Bob’s Burger’s Belcher family) hasn’t received a major new game in a while, as interest in the series isn’t as high as it used to be.