At CES 2018, Las Vegas, Seismic Games announced that it has partnered with Alcon Media Group to develop Blade Runner: Revelations, a new adventure experience built specifically for virtual reality (VR) based on the award-winning Blade Runner series. The videogame follows the critically acclaimed release of Blade Runner 2049 from Oscar nominated director Dennis Villeneuve, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, and today sees the debut of a teaser trailer for the experience.
Blade Runner: Revelations is an all-new interactive story and full VR game set shortly after the original film and leading up to the narrative of Blade Runner 2049. Players will enter the shoes of Harper, a seasoned blade runner who winds-up deeo within a twisted replicant plot that threatens the delicate balance of Los Angeles in 2023. Searching for evidence to piece together this case, players will have access to their flying spinner, unique weaponry and the esper image reconstruction technology to try to solve the mystery.
Greg Borrud, CEO of Seismic Games commented, “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.”
“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,” said 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 2049 is available now on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Created in conjunction with Google, Blade Runner: Revelations is set to debut on the soon-to-be launched Lenovo Mirage Solo head-mounted display (HMD), an all-in-one device with support for Google’s Daydream platform. The official videogame trailer is featured in the Blu-ray edition of Blade Runner 2049, with the teaser edition available below. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Blade Runner: Revelations and the Lenovo Mirage Solo HMD.
UPDATE: Since the publication of this article the UK release date for Blade Runner 2049 on Blu-ray and DVD has been confirmed as 5th February 2018.