Last week VRFocus shared a new clip of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty in which the titular duo use a virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) to play an immersive videogame of life. The show mocked the technology as it lead Morty through a seemingly normal life before yanking him out and back into the real world, where it took him a few minutes to come to terms with the experience. Just a few days on from the clip’s reveal and it looks like an actual Rick and Morty VR videogame could really be happening with the help of Hover Junkers developer Stress Level Zero.
The Twitter account for SouthWest VR recently shared news that Rick and Morty co-creator and voice actor Justin Roiland had used the HTC Vive HMD and popular creation software Tilt Brush. An image, posted below, shows that Roiland painted his now-famous characters using the app. This was then picked up by none other than Valve’s Chet Faliszek, who noted: “Need to start an online petition aimed at @JustinRoiland for this to be reality – we know online petitions work…”
It seemed like a joke, but Stress Level Zero’s Alex Knoll replied to the developer with the simple message: “no petition needed chet”. Knoll didn’t elaborate on what he meant by this. Could the developers be working with the show’s creators on a true VR experience based on the franchise? No doubt it’s something that fans would love to see and it actually wouldn’t be the first time that Adult Swim has turned its attention to VR technology.
VRFocus will continue to follow this potential project closely, reporting back with the latest on it.
Update: This article previously suggested that Stress Level Zero were also responsible for Tilt Brush, which is of course not the case and is worked on by the Skillman & Hackett team at Google.