If you have been looking for a virtual reality (VR) title that wil allow you to practice your race car mechanic skills then you are in luck, as developer Missing Digit have you covered. There highly detailed simulation title was first mentioned on VRFocus back in October of last year, where the title was among September’s NVIDIA Edge Program winners. Now, the team are preparing to release the title into Steam Early Access soon.
In Wrench, players step into the shoes of a mechanic who needs to keep their Motorsports prep shop running by completing a range of different jobs for their customers. What makes the title stand out from others is its focus on highly detailed models and numerous parts. This means that building an engine for a car is a long task that will return you to refer to the manual the first few times until you become more accustom to the process. Each part of the cars and components have been models meaning you really can take the whole thing apart and put it back together again.
Now the team at Missing Digit have revealed that the title will be entering Steam Early Access this fall with no specific launch date confirmed just yet. The team expect to stay in Early Access for around six to eight months with the initial release be used to help tune the user experience and expand on available content. The final release will include more content such as more sub systems of the car being serviceable along with a bigger library of aftermarket content being made available as well. The team hope to support the title further after it releases out of Early Access as well.
Beyond the freedom to take apart and buy a whole car, other features of the title include; building relationships with persistent customers; the need to check logbooks and maintain customer cars around their race schedules; recommending and installing modifications based on the customer’s driving traits; build and modify your own persistent shop cars and growing your shop’s reputation to hire mechanics to help you take on more customers.
Wrench will be releasing into Steam Early Access with support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at launch in the coming weeks. VRFocus will be sure to keep you up to date on all the latest and until a release date is announced, you can check out the latest trailer for the title below.