VR contraption game Gadgeteer will launch on PS VR in 2021

VR contraption game Gadgeteer will launch on PS VR in 2021

The physics-based VR puzzle title Gadgeteer has already be released for most VR headsets (including the Quest) since Summer. The only hold out has been the often-overlooked PlayStation VR. That is set to change early next year. Developer Metanaut has confirmed that the game will be released on the console in Q1 2021.

It's confirmed! Gadgeteer will be available on PSVR in Q1 2021. Here's a community-made machine showing what you can make in the puzzle / sandbox game from r/PSVR

In a recent Reddit post, CEO of Metanaut, Peter Kau, announced the upcoming release:

“Gadgeteer is already available on all major VR devices except for PSVR so we're excited for the launch!

“For those who don't know what Gadgeteer is:

“Gadgeteer is a physics-based VR puzzle game where you build chain reaction machines to solve fun, intricate puzzles. Your machines will use gadgets to launch, bump, twist, and turn—creating chain reactions that may even end up tearing apart the fabric of space-time.

“Think Rube Goldberg machines / "Incredible Machine" (DOS game) but in VR!”

This is one of those love it or hate it sort of games. It has a decent story mode that contains around 60 different puzzles to solve but it ends up being an extended tutorial for the real fun of the game, the sandbox mode.

The developer designed levels teach you the basics and once you get them you are set lose on a sandbox mode that lets you throw together incredibly complicated Rube-Goldberg machines by incorporating over 100 different items and contraptions provide by the game.

It will take some getting used to but if the gameplay clicks, it really clicks. This sort of game can get under your skin, you can end up wasting half a day designing more and more complicated machines. The design and controls can be a bit fiddly so if you are looking for a mindless pick p and play sort of game, this might not be for you.


Andrew Boggs

Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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