The inevitable videogame tie-in for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie has surfaced, and because of the futuristic nature of the subject matter, Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit is a natural fit as a VR title.
The game, coming from Turtle Rock Studios, was playable at the San Diego Comic-Con, which is a good thing given that it is set to release this week on Friday, July 21, on Gear VR. Players will get to pilot a spinner to track down a rogue replicant.
Replicant Pursuit will be the first of three Blade Runner VR games. The other two, coming for both Oculus Rift and Gear VR from different developers, will get staggered releases leading up to the October release of the movie. The goal, aside from cashing in on the new film, is to give fans a chance to view the iconic futuristic Los Angeles of the movie from different perspectives.
The movie will take place 30 years after the events of the original movie and the poignant Roy Batty soliloquey. So you can probably expect many of the same iconic locations in these games, such as the White Dragon Noodle Bar, and maybe an appearance by Harrison Ford's aging Decker. Unfortuantely, barring some retro-style time warp, we won;t be able to experience Batty's lament.