High on Life Creator Leaves Studio Amid Physical Assault Lawsuit

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Credits: Squanch Games

Squanch Games announced the departure of Justin Roiland, one of the creators of the game High on Life and Rick and Morty, and co-founder and later CEO of the studio. Voluntary resignation occurs after a A court case for assault against a woman arose earlier this month.

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On Twitter, the studio said: “On January 16, 2023, Squanch Games received the resignation of Justin Roiland. The passionate team at Squanch will continue to develop games we know our fans will love, as we continue to support and improve High on Life.” . “.

According to NBC, a former girlfriend of Roiland claims to have been physically assaulted in January 2020. She then filed a lawsuit against the creator of High on Life on January 12 of this year. Roiland has already pleaded not guilty in that case.

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The situation will also affect the animated series Rick & Morty, since Justin Roiland was separated from its production. According to Time, the roles of Roiland, who voiced some of the characters, will be passed on to other actors.

High on Life is a huge Game Pass hit

High on Life is the game that put Squanch Games in the industry. The game launched on December 13 last year and a week later it already became the biggest Game Pass launch of 2022.

In addition to achieving the highest service launch mark last year, High On Life achieved two other very important marks. It became the largest launch by a third-party developer and the largest single-player game launch in Xbox Game Pass history.

Mike Fridley, Studio Director and COO of Squanch Games, spoke about launching High On Life on Game Pass: “This was the first time we’d released a game with Game Pass and we were amazed at the response from players who converted us. “It’s the most popular game on Game Pass right now. When Squanch Games was created, it was to make the games we wanted to play, and Game Pass is helping us reach players who want to play those games, too.”

Xbox General Manager of Content Planning Matt Percy also spoke about the game’s arrival on the service: “High On Life is an incredibly unique title that we’ve been waiting a long time for. It’s great to see so many Game Pass members jumping to the game at launch to experience Squanch’s story before the holidays.”

High On Life is available on Xbox and PC.

High on Life is one of the most popular games on Xbox Game Pass and Steam
Despite the criticism from the reviews, it seems that users really like the game.

Via: Rock Paper Shotgun

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