The Simpsons Game 2 (lost build of cancelled platform game sequel; 2011)
The Simpsons Game is a 2007 platform game developed by EA Redwood Shores and released by Electronic Arts for various platforms. A sequel entitled The Simpsons Game 2 was known to have been in development, before being cancelled in 2011.
Little is known about the sequel's development. Evidence that a Simpsons game was in development came from the LinkedIn pages of then-EA employee Gerry Sakkas, and freelancer Matt Spriggens. Having been defined as "Simpsons 2 prototype" on Spriggens' page, various publications interpreted this as meaning The Simpsons Game 2 was in development.
The LinkedIn pages also confirmed that development for this Simpsons title was scrapped in favour of other projects. Its cancellation was announced around the same time as the cancellation of a Wii port of Dead Space 2. The reasoning behind why Electronic Arts prioritized other projects over The Simpsons Game 2 remains unknown.
Considering Spiggens' LinkedIn page once listed design work for a "Simpsons 2 prototype", a build likely exists for the game. Ultimately, as of the present day no builds, screenshots or footage of the sequel have surfaced online.
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- Eurogamer article noting Gerry Sakkas' and Matt Spriggens' contributions towards Simpsons 2 prototype, presumed to be The Simpsons Game 2. Retrieved 18 Jun '21
- Destructoid article reporting on the cancellation of The Simpsons Game 2 in favour of other projects. Retrieved 18 Jun '21
- MTV article discussing the The Simpsons Game 2, its contributors and its cancellation alongside the Wii port of Dead Space 2. Retrieved 18 Jun '21