A planned dig at an old Alamogordo landfill, to search for "the worst video game ever", was green-lit by the New Mexico Environmental Department.

ET The Video Game

According to a letter received from the NMED Environmental Protection Division Solid Waste Bureau, the NMED has approved a waste excavation plan for the project with some conditions.

Fuel Entertainment, Xbox Entertainment Studios and LightBox Entertainment plan on digging up portions of the old Alamogordo landfill to search for Atari "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" game cartridges purportedly buried there in the 1980s.

The ‘80s burial of the cartridges is somewhat of an urban legend among video game enthusiasts due to the game being labeled as "the worst video game ever".

Microsoft, who is producing the dig with Lightbox Entertainment, said the company is "finalizing plans as we speak." The project had been held up after the NMED determined that the initial excavation plan was too vague.

The dig is to be chronicled and will be available on Xbox One. The only question left is...WHY?