The Blade Runner VR content keeps coming and I don’t think anyone’s complaining. Owners of the recently released Blu-ray edition of Blade Runner 2049 were treated to a special trailer announcing Blade Runner: Revelations, an upcoming VR experience for the soon-to-be-released Lenovo Mirage Solo headset and the Google Daydream platform.
A partnership between Seismic Games and Alcon Media Group, the interactive VR experience takes place shortly after the events of the original film, dropping you into the plot of the critically-acclaimed sequel. Players step into the shoes of seasoned blade runner Harper as he attempts to unearth a diabolical replicant scheme that could threaten all of 2023 Los Angeles. Using classic blade runner tools like the flying spinner, esper image reconstruction, and the deadly blaster, players will search for any clues or leads that could bring down the massive conspiracy.
“Seismic Games continues to invest and focus on creating high production game titles that authentically engage and transform major IPs into compelling and expansive interactive experiences for the fans. Collaborating with Alcon Media Group, Google and Lenovo for Blade Runner: Revelations has been an absolute honor, and we can’t wait to hear what the fans and general VR users think as they explore the game.”
However, the most impressive aspect of the upcoming experience is by far its use of Google’s advanced positional-tracking technology, WorldSense. Revelations breaks the mold by allowing users to freely traverse the city of Los Angeles in search of the truth.
“It has been incredibly rewarding to see the Blade Runner universe brought to life with so much faithfulness and nuance in Blade Runner: Revelations thanks to our partners at Seismic Games, Google, and the cutting-edge technology from Lenovo and their upcoming Mirage Solo release,” states Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Media Group. “From the aesthetic and narrative details to the intriguing gameplay in the VR world, Seismic has set the bar in delivering a highly rewarding and immersive film-to-game experience Blade Runner fans will enjoy.”
Blade Runner: Revelations will be available for the Lenovo Mirage Solo headset and Google Daydream platform the first half of this year. Blade Runner 2049 is available now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.
It’s exciting to see an official Blade Runner VR experience looking so polished. Allowing players unrestricted access to the world they’re inhabiting could be just what this title needs to set itself apart from the pack as well as give the Lenovo Mirage Solo a bit of an advantage against it’s competitors.