In today’s gaming news, The Callisto Protocol might have underperformed, the soundtrack for the iconic game in The Simpsons franchise, The Simpsons: Hit & Run is now available to stream, a speedrunning organization has raised over $2.5 million for charity, and there has been one last release for Google Stadia before it shuts down.
Read all about this and more in today’s gaming roundup.
The Callisto Protocol might have underperformed
According to MK-Odyssey, The Callisto Protocol has underperformed. The game was released back in December to mixed reviews, with most reviews pointing out that the game was too short compared to its price tag. It was developed by Striking Distance Studios which is headed up by Glen Schofield, a developer who worked on both Call of Duty and Dead Space. Apparently, Krafton, the publisher of The Callisto Protocol, expected the game to sell 5 million copies and it will only hit 2 million sold this year.
There were also reports of crunch coming from Striking Distance Studios, although crunch probably did not have anything to do with the poor sales or the mixed reviews, as most of the criticisms were regarding game design. There were also reports that people who worked on the game were not credited in the official credits of the game, but again, that probably did not have anything to do with the poor sales.
The soundtrack for The Simpsons: Hit & Run is now streaming
You can now stream the soundtrack for the classic video game The Simpsons: Hit & Run on Spotify and Apple Music. The game was released in 2003 and is easily the most requested remake among all of The Simpsons’ games. What is interesting about this news is that The Simpsons: Hit & Run is the only game soundtrack to come to streaming. Disney could be releasing the soundtracks one at a time, after all, the soundtracks from the series are already available.
You can already stream such classics as “We Do (The Stonecutters’ Song)” and “Mr. Plow”, but you can’t stream the soundtrack for The Simpsons Game or The Simpsons: Road Rage. We won’t say that this leads credence to the idea that Disney is testing the waters for a remake or remaster because a soundtrack release would not ordinarily suggest that. Instead, it might be to celebrate the 20th anniversary which is coming up in September. However, this probably won’t stop fans from requesting a remake, or from making their own.