Seismic Games and Alcon Media Group have partnered to develop a new VR game based on the Blade Runner series of films.
Blade Runner: Revelations is a virtual reality adventure thriller set after the original 1982 film, but before the events of the recent sequel, Blade Runner 2049. Players take on the role of Harper, a blade runner who can use various resources – such as a spinner, blaster, and the Esper image reconstruction programme – to foil a dastardly replicant plot.
The game will be included with the upcoming Lenovo Mirage Solo headset, and utilises WorldSense technology to provide motion tracking without the need for external sensors. The game will also be released on Google’s Daydream platform in the first half of 2018.
Here’s the first trailer.
Greg Borrud, CEO of Seismic Games, said in a press statement,
“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.”
Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-founders of Alcon Media Group, added:
“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. 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.”
Consider us intrigued. Zero imagination points for the name, though.
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