Rob McElhenney Reflects on Wanting Game Developers to Be ‘Proud’ of ‘Mythic Quest’

  • Variety
Rob McElhenney Reflects on Wanting Game Developers to Be ‘Proud’ of ‘Mythic Quest’
Rob McElhenney is certainly no stranger to workplace comedies, having co-created “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” which launched in 2005 and whose 15th season will make it the longest-running live-action sitcom in small-screen history. But with “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet,” which bowed on Apple TV Plus earlier this year, he moved from the world of struggling bar owners to that of successful, high-end gaming.

“Their industry dwarfs our industry; it’s not even close,” McElhenney says of gaming. “But as they’re making these games, generating billions and billions and billions of dollars on an annual basis, you couldn’t name one person that made a video game. What do you think that feels like to them? Everyone knows who James Cameron is, everyone knows who George Lucas is, but ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ as a franchise, has made more money than the entire franchise of ‘Star Wars,’ including merchandising, and no one knows who created it.
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