Oculus debuts the primary of three upcoming Blade Runner VR titles for Gear VR & Rift together with an immersive new experience in San Diego.
Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 cult traditional Blade Runner, hits theaters this October and I’m nonetheless having bother believing it’s true. The trailers, whereas jaw-dropping, received’t be practically sufficient to maintain me glad till the discharge, one thing I’m positive many sci-fi nerds can sympathize closely with.
Fortunately, popular culture mega conference San Diego Comic-Con has lastly returned, which suggests tons of latest updates on all the things you possibly can probably care about relating to upcoming motion pictures, TV, games and comics.
And positive sufficient, this 12 months’s conference is house to a beneficiant quantity of Blade Runner 2049-related reveals together with a number of upcoming Gear VR & Oculus Rift titles in addition to an immersive virtual reality experience that blends virtual reality with bodily objects.
Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit will put Gear VR users within the seat of the traditional “spinner” plane and process them with searching down and “retiring” a rogue replicant. Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit will likely be available on the Gear VR July 21st adopted by two extra interactive VR experiences arriving within the coming months for the Gear VR in addition to the Rift headset.
The Rick Deckard get together doesn’t cease there nevertheless. Debuting at San Diego Comedian-Con this week, attendees in addition to the general public will even have the prospect to take a look at one other distinctive VR experience set inside the dystopian universe. The Blade Runner Expertise will marry bodily objects with virtual reality in a charming trial set across the tales notorious White Dragon Noodle Bar. Consider it like a a lot bleaker model of The Void’s Ghostbusters Dimension, with much less spooky ghosts and extra homicidal bio-robotic androids.
Oculus was fast to level out that this experiences in addition to the upcoming Gear VR & Rift content material won’t simply fulfill our cravings with the identical outdated tales, however truly contribute to the general universe:
“We’ll release two more interactive Blade Runner experiences (available on both Gear VR and Rift) around the film’s premiere in October,” said Oculus in an official release. “Not only will these experiences give people a taste of this beloved neo-noir universe in a uniquely visceral way, they’ll also expand the overall story for a transmedia encounter like no other.”
Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit will likely be available for obtain on the Gear VR by way of the Oculus Store. San Diego locals can check out the distinctive Blade Runner Expertise on the San Diego Conference Middle July 20th to July 23rd. Badge NOT REQUIRED so why the hell not, proper?