Taskmaster game with Alex Horne and Greg Davies gets release date

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Taskmaster game confirms release dateChannel 4

The Taskmaster VR game has announced a release date for next month.

The game based on the popular reality TV comedy series and developed by Scallywag Arcade will release soon on the virtual reality systems Meta Quest 2 and 3 and SteamVR. The official date is June 13, with the game available to pre-order on selected platforms now.

Inspired by the show, now in its 17th series, Taskmaster VR will allow players to step into the shoes of the contestants completing hilarious tasks or in those of the Taskmaster's Assistant by creating tasks of their own and challenging their friends in local play.

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And it wouldn't be a Taskmaster VR game without the Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies, along with his sidekick and the show's creator, Alex Horne, in the VR versions.

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Scallywag Arcade

Speaking on the upcoming game, the two stars urged fans of the show not to sleep on the possibility of fulfilling their wildest Taskmaster dreams.

"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," Horne joked. "I strongly urge anyone with similar ambitions to get the game immediately."

greg davies, alex horne, taskmaster, season 17
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Davies wondered about how accurately his and Horne's VR versions managed to capture their essence, saying: "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."

Taskmaster VR is set to release on June 13 for Meta Quest and SteamVR. Pre-orders on Meta Quest are open now.

Taskmaster airs and streams on Thursday nights at 9pm on Channel 4, where you can also stream previous series.

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