For some time The Simpsons Hit & Run has returned to the center of many discussions on forums and social networks: initially there was talk of a remaster in development, later there are those who recreated the game in Dreams and those who gave birth to a fan remake. Now comes news related to the theft of the source code of the original product.
Let’s recap: The Simpsons Hit & Run is a video game released in 2003 on PC, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube, for years the title was largely ignored until, as mentioned, we started talking about it again insistently, with many amateur projects in the form of a tribute.
All this chatter has evidently also attracted hackers who promptly set to work to steal the game’s source code, then published online in a compressed file weighing about 9.3 GB. In addition to the source code, documents related to the development and marketing of the game have also been leaked and some are now wondering how the code will be exploited by hackers.
In reality it is obviously difficult to think of concrete and legal uses, it is certainly a serious damage for the developers and the publisher who own the rights, who may now have some problems in proposing a re-release of the game. Did you know? The Simpsons Hit & Run fan remake has been blocked for copyright infringement.