Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Squanch Games, the developer behind Trover Saves the Universe, has announced the resignation of Justin Roiland, following domestic violence charges (dating back to 2020) brought against the studio founder earlier this month in Orange County, California.
Roiland started the studio back in 2016, and released Trover Saves the Universe for PlayStation VR in May 2019.
Adult Swim, the company behind Rick and Morty, also stated that it's parting ways with Roiland, and that the titular characters will be recast for Season 7. Roiland voices both Rick and Morty in the show, which he also co-created with Community creator Dan Harmon.
Squanch Games noted via Twitter that it received Roiland's resignation on 16th January, adding that it will “keep developing games we know our fans will love while continuing to support and improve High On Life.” High on Life is Squanch's comedy first-person shooter, currently available for Xbox and PC. There are no plans as yet to bring the game to PlayStation.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Roiland has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the May 2020 charges of domestic battery and false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit, against a Jane Doe that he “was in a dating relationship with” at the time. He was released on a $50,000 bond in August 2020.
pic.twitter.com/xj1QgPskas— High On Life (@highonlifegame) January 25, 2023
pic.twitter.com/npS7WpywtD— Rick and Morty (@RickandMorty) January 24, 2023
Thursday, January 26, 2023 @ 06:27 AM