Taskmaster VR gets a release date | Play along with Greg and Alex from June 13

Taskmaster VR gets a release date

Play along with Greg and Alex from June 13

The virtual reality Taskmaster game has been given a release date – June 13.

The game, to be available  on Meta Quest and SteamVR, allows players to either  step into the contestants’ shoes by competing in peculiar  challenges, or pay as the Taskmaster’s Assistant by creating tasks of their own.

It also features the voices of real taskmaster Greg Davies and assistant Alex Horne.

Horne,  who is also the show’s creator and a acted as a consultant on the VR game, said: ‘In real life, I'm not allowed to be a Taskmaster contestant or look into the Taskmaster's eyes without his permission, but thanks to Taskmaster VR I can fulfil very nearly all of my Taskmaster fantasies. I strongly urge anyone with similar ambitions to get the game immediately.’


Davies added: It goes without saying that a computer-generated Alex is, much like his human counterpart, a constant irritant. I thought that the virtual version of me may turn out to be more zen but, if anything, he is less tolerant. If being judged by a man who is so angry he doesn’t exist is your thing, then this is the game for you.’

The virtual reality game, which is now open for advance orders, was developed by Scallywag Arcade, alongside the TV show’s producers Avalon.

John Keefe, co-founder of Scallywag Arcade, said: ‘We think the show translates brilliantly into VR; it's the ideal medium for conveying the chaos and creativity of Taskmaster, we can’t wait for fans and players to step inside this world with us.’

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Published: 21 May 2024

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