Virtual reality chainsaw game and championship launched

Friday 7 Oct 2016

For all chainsaw fans around the world, Husqvarna has released the first Virtual Reality (VR) chainsaw game - Husqvarna Limberjack. The game is now available to download world-wide for anyone that wants to test their limbing skills and compete for the new world championship title.

"VR limbing combines two extremes, one of the oldest professions in the world together with the newest technology available," says Lars Strandell, multiple medallist from the bi-annual World Logging Championship.



The Husqvarna VR experience brings the player to a beautiful mountainside with a lake where the player has to use a Husqvarna 359 chainsaw to remove 24 branches from a 2.7metre long log. The player needs to pick up the chainsaw and remove the branches as accurately and quickly. Just like a professional logger, the player needs to limb fast, and with precision. If branches are not removed properly, the player will need to go back and re-do, losing time.

The game includes a local as well as a global high score list, making it fun to compete both in groups at home and online against other VR limberjacks around the world. At the end of each month, Husqvarna will announce the best Limberjack player in the world for the month, and in August 2017, the twelve best Limberjack players will be invited to the world championships final in Sweden.

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