Taskmaster | The hit TV series is getting its own VR game

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You’ll be able to smash watermelons and make sandwiches in the upcoming Taskmaster VR game, based on the hit series.

Virtual reality is often hyped as the immersive future of everything, but often, the technology’s at its best when it lets us do odd things like jetwash a van or picking up rubbish using gigantic tentacles.

With this in mind, perhaps, indie developer Scallywag Arcade has announced that it’s making a VR game based on the hit television series, Taskmaster. Taking its cue from the show, Taskmaster VR will allow players to take part in an array of wilfully silly challenges – these can range from smashing watermelons to making sandwiches to popping bubbles with a samurai sword.

Judging by the trailer (see below), the game captures the show’s batty spirit in both its tone and low-poly graphics, with hosts Greg Davies and Alex Horne both appearing as digital versions of themselves.

“The team have done an incredible job and the game is a really exciting addition to the Taskmaster world,” said Greg Davies in a press release. “On a personal note, the creation of a virtual reality Taskmaster takes me ever closer to my ultimate goal of working without even leaving my sofa”.

“Genuinely, this is extraordinary, brilliant and very fun,” concurs Alex Horne in the same release. “Also, I’ve always wanted to be a contestant on Taskmaster so this is great for me as a VR user, except that I will also have my virtual self watching my attempts and undermining my confidence so I may well regret the whole venture after I’ve had a go.”

Indie designer Dan Marshall has also revealed that he “designed the tasks and wrote the scripts” for Taskmaster VR. Via his studio Size Five Games, Marshall has been responsible for some genuinely hilarious adventure games, including Lair Of The Clockwork God and Ben There, Dan That!. If you’ve played those games, you’ll know he’s a great fit for a virtual version of Taskmaster.

Taskmaster VR will release in 2024 for Meta Quest 2 and 3, and you can add it to your wishlist on Steam now.

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