New “Blade Runner 2049” virtual reality experience for Gear VR lets you hunt Replicants from home

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While fans wait for the long-awaited “Blade Runner” sequel, several immersive experiences have emerged to build excitement for “Blade Runner 2049.”

Oculus partnered with “Blade Runner” production company Alcon Entertainment to create a series of virtual reality games based on the film. Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit, a virtual reality game that lets players pilot their own spinners to chase down a rogue Replicant, was recently released for Gear VR. Preview the single-user VR experience in the video below.

WATCH – “BLADE RUNNER 2049: REPLICANT PURSUIT” TRAILER:

“Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit” was developed by Turtle Rock Studios. Two more “Blade Runner”-inspired games from different developers will be released in the months leading up to the film’s October 6 theatrical release.

Gear VR is a virtual reality mobile headset that works with compatible Samsung Galaxy devices to create VR experiences at home. Watch a demo of the Gear VR headset in the video below.

WATCH – GEAR VR DEMO:

During San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Alcon Entertainment also offered an immersive walk-through experience based on “Blade Runner 2049.” Guests were invited to explore an extensive recreation of futuristic Los Angeles featured in both “Blade Runner” films. Experience the immersive walkthrough in our video below.

WATCH – “BLADE RUNNER 2049” EXPERIENCE AT SDCC 2017:

For more information on “Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit,” head over to the Oculus website.

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