Publisher Wired Productions and independent studio Wolf & Wood have announced that The Last Worker is set to launch in 2023. The game is a first-person narrative adventure centered around humanity’s struggle in an increasingly automated world, where humans are being replaced by robots.
“You embody Kurt, a big man, with a big beard, who delivers ‘presents’ on a flying scooter,” said Ryan Bousfield, Creative Director at Wolf & Wood. “Although you have robots instead of reindeer, it’s testament to the immersive power of VR that such an unusual and stylised world still feels ‘real’ when you’re in there!”
The game is set to feature a hand-crafted art style. The visual design has been created in collaboration with comics legend Mick McMahon (Judge Dredd, 2000 AD).
The Last Worker aims to deliver an emotional, thought-provoking story filled with rich characters performed by an all-star cast. Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Star Trek Discovery), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Meg, True Detective), Clare-Hope Ashitey (Children of Men), David Hewlett (The Shape of Water, Oddworld New’n’Tasty), Zelda Williams (The Legend of Korra) and Tommie Earl Jenkins (Death Stranding, Wednesday). The game is scored by Oliver Kraus, known for his collaborations with the likes of Adele and Sia.
The Last Worker Retail Release
The Last Worker was previously announced for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox Series X|S and Meta Quest 2. However, you can now add PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2) to that list! The Last Worker will be available as a PS5 game and a PSVR2 title. However, players won’t need to pay for an upgrade. Players who buy the game on PS5 will receive both versions. The save files and progress carry over between them. Thusly, if wannabe dispatchers spend the morning fully immersed in the PSVR2 world of JFC-1, but want to quickly get a shift in later without setting up their VR kit, they can carry on playing on their TV in true flat-packed mode.
Wired Productions has also announced the Jüngle Pronto physical edition of The Last Worker. Available later in 2023 the Pronto Edition features a reversible sleeve, Jüngle stickers and a double-sided poster.
“Like his real world counterparts, Mr. Jüngle has a lot to be merry about,” said Writer, Director Jörg Tittel. “If only the fact that he’s raking in billions while hordes of increasingly dehumanized workers struggle to get that superhero themed electric toothbrush head to you on time. Naturally we couldn’t let him get all the $$$, so we’ve been crafting this cynical product for you to consume. Happy Capitalist Ho Ho Horror!”
The Last Worker will be released in 2023. Are you planning on having this one shipped to your door? Let us know in the comments below!