In this website, we get all sorts of inquiries about the “Astroneer winch”. at first glance I thought that it is an unknown winch brand, a brand that I have never heard of. But upon closer and more in-depth research, I have found out that this winch does not exist. Not in the real world at least.
A Quick Look
It turns out that the Astroneer winch is nothing more than a tool in a video game. The game is called Astroneer. I don’t pretend to understand the mechanics, the technicalities and the other whatnots of the game. After all, it does not exactly lie within my field of interests.
However, it seems to be a space RPG (Role Playing Game) of some sort. I’m not sure whether it is a survival game or a creativity game. Maybe it is both, like the Minecraft game.
In the game, the player can craft items and tools. One such tool is the winch. Based on what I have dug out, it is apparently a winch that could compete against WARN or ORCISH or other winch brands with outstanding reputation.
The winch can be installed on any Rover except a buggy. I would assume that translates to small jeeps in the real world. I don’t know if it is an electric winch or a portable winch. I guess it doesn’t matter since this is all comes form a video game.
It would be nice to have a winch in real life though. In the game, it is strong enough to pull satellites. I’m no scientist, but I’d reckon that satellites aren’t as light as any jeep winch can handle.
Not a Real Winch
It was quite disappointing to discover what the Astroneer winch really is. With all of the attention it was getting, I thought it was a winch with game-changing, revolutionary features.
It would have been nice to have a winch such as the one in the game, who knows, maybe innovations can get us that far. But as of now, we’ll keep our focus on real-world winches.
Are there new winch brands that you think need some attention? Share your thoughts below in the comments section. I’d love to explore the possibilities.