Obsidian Rick and Morty game was canned by the Xbox acquisition


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Obsidian Entertainment is responsible for some of the most beloved games available. From RPG Pillars of Eternity to the comedy of South Park the Stick of Truth, the studio has produced hit upon hit - most notably Fallout New Vegas. Fans of their work should prepare to shed a tear, however, as it has been revealed that they were working on a Rick and Morty game before it was cool.

Feargus Urquhart, the CEO and founder of Obsidian Entertainment, spoke to NME about his career, and in the process revealed that the studio was contemplating making a Ricky and Morty game until Microsoft came along and acquired Obsidian in late 2018.

The idea of making a Rick and Morty game was pitched to the team and in the idea stage alongside other conceptual titles like a Walking Dead RPG, Urquhart says. The Walking Dead wasn't able to gain traction with publishers, but Rick and Morty was a victim of Microsoft buying Obsidian and taking things in their own direction.

Seeing as the acquisition took place five years ago, this means that the Rick and Morty Obsidian game would have been developed early on in the shows now-extensive span. It would have pre-dated all the Roiland-esque games we see now, like High On Life, and made for a novel idea - especially if they had put the trademark Obsidian RPG spin on it.

Alas, it did not come to be and Obsidian is now working on a multitude of other RPGs under the Xbox umbrella, with Avowed and The Outer Worlds 2 leading the charge.

We're excited to get our hands on Obsidian's unreleased line-up, of course, but we can't help but think that they need to reboot the Rick and Morty game and slap that bad boy on Game Pass.

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