That's right, a TV show that has in the past ridiculed the addictiveness of online video games is actually jumping on the mobile gaming bandwagon with little to no sense of irony. Not only is It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile an actual free-to-play Android game set to release later this year, but it will include questionable mechanics such as collecting fan-favorite characters. As if the last two seasons of the TV show weren't bad enough, now we can expect this blatant cash grab to hit the Play Store before the year is out.

If you think I'm being a little too harsh in my coverage of a game that isn't even out yet, allow me to fill you in. FoxNext Games and East Side Games made the announcement earlier today. Foxnet is obviously a studio owned by 20th Century Fox, and since It's Always Sunny airs on a Fox station, it would make sense that this studio is involved in some fashion. The more pertinent info is that East Side Games is involved. By taking a quick look at its catalog, you'll see that the company is very experienced with low-effort cash grabs. Heck, Trailer Park Boys: Greasy Money is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. Sure, the tongue-in-cheek nature of a cash grab that is actually about grabbing cash is somewhat amusing, but once I saw that It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile has a loose outline of "indulging in new and ridiculous money-making schemes," well, the apparent similarities to prior work had my alarm bells ringing.

But hey, you don't have to take my word for it. Here are the details straight from the horse's mouth.

In It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile,​ players team up with The Gang: Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee and Frank, in their favorite gags, storylines, and iconic moments from the series, indulging in new and ridiculous money-making schemes to tap and unlock their way to more schemes and collect fan-favorite characters.

Frank’s come into a bunch of dirty money he needs to hide from the feds, so he recruits The Gang to do his dirty work. While Mac, Dennis, and Dee bicker and backstab over laundering schemes, Frank tasks Charlie with hiding the clean cash in a safe place.

Honestly, that description is exactly what I would expect of a low quality It's Always Sunny mobile game, so I suppose I shouldn't be so shocked about today's announcement for It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile. Now, if you don't mind free-to-play games, and enjoy any type of hero collecting, then you may want to sign up on the official website to receive exclusive news about the game's development. However, I'm sure plenty of you can sympathize with me that this beloved TV show truly deserves better. Alas, this respectable line of thinking does not belong in the mobile gaming world we live in, so a cash grab it is.

Press Release

FOXNEXT GAMES AND EAST SIDE GAMES ANNOUNCE

IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA’S

FIRST FREE-TO-PLAY MOBILE GAME

Join The Gang in Their Crazy Money-Making Schemes in

“It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile”

FoxNext Games and East Side Games will bring The Gang together for a series of hijinks in the upcoming game, ​It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile.​ Based on the award-winning FXX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia​, the new game promises fans a hilarious look into everyone’s favorite TV degenerates when it hits mobile devices later this year.

In It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile,​ players team up with The Gang: Mac, Dennis, Charlie, Dee and Frank, in their favorite gags, storylines, and iconic moments from the series, indulging in new and ridiculous money-making schemes to tap and unlock their way to more schemes and collect fan-favorite characters.

Frank’s come into a bunch of dirty money he needs to hide from the feds, so he recruits The Gang to do his dirty work. While Mac, Dennis, and Dee bicker and backstab over laundering schemes, Frank tasks Charlie with hiding the clean cash in a safe place.

“At FoxNext Games, we take pride in selecting the best studio partners to bring our games to life, and East Side Games' reputation of creating deep, dynamic mobile worlds made them the perfect match to transform It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia into a one-of-a-kind gaming experience that extends the show narrative," said Rick Phillips, President of Licensing and Publishing, FoxNext Games.

The Emmy® nominated, acclaimed FXX hit comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia​ has run for 12 side-splittingly successful seasons, and is now gearing up to embark on its 13th on September 5.

It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile​ is planned for release on both the App Store and Google Play in 2018. Be the first to know more about the game by signing up here: ​www.AlwaysSunnyGame.com.