Peloton is getting into the gaming game, attempting to combine video games and exercise.
The Verge first reported that the
The game will roll out a beta mode this year and will eventually be available to only Peloton bike owners and subscribers. The planned official launch is scheduled for 2022.
Peloton confirmed to Mashable that it was working on a project tentatively called “Lanebreak.” The company noted in an email that it was a “work in progress, we are testing with Members now, and the mechanics are not yet final.”
Here’s how the game looks in its current iteration.
Credit: Screenshot: Peloton
Ashley Carman of the Verge wrote that they tested it once and “found it boring and confusing to follow, especially compared to instructor-led classes.”
Carman wrote, however, that they typically prefer Peloton classes based on music and instructors. There could, of course, be folks who prefer a gamified version of spinning.
Peloton grew wildly during the worst of the pandemic, in part because a number of its instructors proved to be charismatic, helpful trainers while folks were cooped up. As
The game might never be as popular as instructor-led classes, but I’d be interested in trying it out.