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The Last Worker teases a chilling look of an automated future

Published: 10:03, 22 January 2022
Updated: 10:14, 24 January 2022
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The Last Worker
The Last Worker

The Last Worker received a new trailer that shows a bit of the setting but also a disturbing vision of the future where not much remains, other than greed.

Automation has been a concern to workers all over the world for decades now but so far, it's been a necessity that didn't ruin the world yet. The Last Worker presents a vision of the future where it kind of did, with the players assuming the role of a lone worker in a massive warehouse with a surface equaling the size of Manhattan.

In the latest trailer for the game, we are introduced to the Jüngle Fulfillment Centre, or JFC-1 as an abbreviation, where the CEO Josef Jüngle offers a brief tour in an attempt to show he has nothing to hide. The audio track of the trailer is peppered with buzzwords that show JFC-1 as a cradle of progress while the visual side shows the opposite.

It appears we will be playing the game in this opposite side of the game where the worker seems doomed to waste his life one way or another. He could end up in an industrial accident somewhere along the way or simply waste his life working on menial tasks over the years.

This narrative adventure obviously serves as a bit of a social commentary on the one hand but also an interesting puzzler akin to Portal series on the other.

The Last Worker is headed for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Meta Quest 2 and PC via Steam, EGS and GOG at some point during 2022.

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