Adult Swim recently revealed when Rick and Morty Season 4 would be out, giving fans a reason to celebrate. But, the network seemed to have another surprise as there are rumors the animated series would feature a special Augment Reality (AR) episode.
Series co-creator Justin Roiland is reportedly experimenting with AR for quite a while now due to his new game, Trover Saves the Universe, on PlayStation 4 and PC. The title is now released, and it is a Virtual Reality (VR)-heavy game.
Now, Economic Times reported Roiland might feature the AR-concept of Trover Saves the Universe to Rick and Morty Season 4. A lot of television shows today have been experimenting with new formats, like Netflix's Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and You vs. Wild, which both have interactive features. So, it is not far that the upcoming animated series will also change the game by having a special AR episode.
There may be a chance that some scenes in Rick and Morty Season 4 will use an app to reveal some hidden elements that may come up to life on the user's smartphone. If it happens, it will be a brand new element of interaction on TV that will give viewers a different watching experience.
Meanwhile, Adult Swim announced Rick and Morty Season 4 release at the recent WarnerMedia upfront presentation in New York City. After two years, the antics of Rick and Morty duo will be seen on the small screens after the Season 3 finale in October 2017.
The gap between Season 3 and Season 4 is said to be the longest in the show's history, but the wait will soon be over, per Variety. The show usually has a year gap between each season airs. Season 1 ended in April 2014 while Season 2 premiered in July 2015.
Season 2 and Season 3, on the other hand, had almost two years gap. The second season concluded in October 2015, while the first episode of the third season was out in April 2017.
Earlier, Adult Swim announced Rick and Morty Season 4 would have a massive 70-episode order, which made the series have a total of 101 episodes. The order is said to be a part of the network's new long-term deal with the series creators Roiland and Dan Harmon.
The animated series has been a rating goldmine for Adult Swim. Season 3's finale had a 3.9 rating in adults 18-24 and a 3.2 in adults 18-34 in Nielsen's Live+Same Day numbers. It is the highest rating in the network's history.
So, it will be no surprise if Adult Swim orders for more episodes and seasons of the grandfather-and-grandchild duo. Rick and Morty Season 4 is set to be out in November.