As far back as last year, we knew Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland was planning several titles for VR. Roiland has also publicly been tweeting about the game for the past few months prior to its announcement, so we all knew this was coming. Now we officially have confirmation that Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is coming to the HTC Vive, developed by Owlchemy Labs of Job Simulator fame, published by Adult Swim Games. The game will be playable at San Diego Comic Con 2016.
In the teaser video below, we can see what could easily be mistaken for an expansion within the existing Job Simulator universe, but this is actually an entirely separate game. By all accounts, it looks like it will fall in line with similar mechanics and a similar sense of humor, along with a dash of the iconic Rick and Morty sensibilities.
For those that have followed Owlchemy Labs, the similarities to Job Simulator should come as no surprise. In an interview with UploadVR back in March, Alex Schwartz from Owlchemy stated that, “All our tech is insanely re-usable, we plan on leveraging it for all future titles.”
In an interview with Polygon, Schwartz also elaborated: “It’s actually the perfect overlap. The game takes place in Rick’s garage, and instantly you would associate all the things that are great about Job Simulator, all the near-field interactions … Rick’s garage is filled with tons of stuff to play with. Chemistry sets and just boxes of things on the shelves. Elements from the show. It’s fully crammed in there.”
Not much else is known about the game currently, as the press release simply states:
Thrust your hands and eyeballs into Rick’s garage with Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality. Touch things! Fondle things! Make horrible mistakes with dire consequences! The future is truly here (and it is deeply unsettling).
As the weeks go on and we roll into SDCC 2016, we will bring you more information about Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality as it is available.