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  SEISMIC GAMES PARTNERS WITH ALCON MEDIA GROUP TO CREATE ‘BLADE RUNNER: REVELATIONS’ VR GAME FOR GOOGLE DAYDREAM PLATFORM
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01/16/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Los Angeles, CA – January 16th, 2018 – Seismic Games today announced that it has partnered with Alcon Media Group to develop Blade Runner: Revelations, an immersive new Adventure/Thriller VR gaming experience based on the award-winning Blade Runner series.  The title follows the critically acclaimed release of Blade Runner 2049 from Oscar nominated director Dennis Villeneuve, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.   Created in conjunction with Google, Blade Runner: Revelations is included in the soon-to-be launched Lenovo Mirage Solo headset and on Google’s Daydream platform within the first half of this year.  The official game trailer is featured in the Blu-ray edition of Blade Runner 2049 which is available for purchase in stores and online today.

Blade Runner: Revelations is an all-new interactive story and full VR game experience based on the iconic Blade Runner universe, set shortly after the original film and leading up to the narrative of Blade Runner 2049.  Players assume the role of Harper, a seasoned blade runner who unravels a twisted replicant plot that threatens the delicate balance of Los Angeles in 2023. Users will search for evidence with the help of their flying spinner, deadly blaster, and esper image reconstruction to try to solve the mystery in an enthralling VR environment. 

The immersive VR experience allows players to explore new mysteries across Los Angeles with ease and some freedom of movement throughout the world.  The VR game leverages WorldSense technology created by Google, which provides high definition PC-quality position tracking on a mobile device without the use of any additional external sensors.  Additionally, the upcoming Lenovo Mirage Solo headset launch will further elevate the Blade Runner experience thanks to its enhanced portability, ease of use, high performance graphics, and clear immersion all without the use of a smartphone device.

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.  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,” said Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, co-founders and co-CEOs of Alcon Media Group.

Alongside Blade Runner: Revelations, Seismic Games is co-developing Marvel Strike Force with FoxNext Games out this spring. The studio will announce further news on new 2018 releases in development shortly.

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.

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About Seismic Games

Seismic Games is a leading games studio dedicated to creating immersive and high quality video game franchises.  Founded in 2011, the studio develops mainstream original and licensed IPs such as Clan Wars for Call of Duty and Skylanders Battlecast for mobile; and spearheads new innovations in interactive entertainment across AR/VR platforms.  The company was formed by seasoned game industry executives who were behind some of the best-selling game titles at Pandemic Studios, Activision Blizzard, and Vivendi Universal. For more information visit: www.seismicgames.com.

About Alcon Media Group

Co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded Alcon Entertainment in 1997 with partner Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Warner Bros. distributes Alcon’s motion pictures via the companies’ long-term output distribution agreement.

Alcon has financed and produced, and/or co-financed/produced 33 films to date, including the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, Father Figures with Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, the Academy Award nominated Best Picture The Blind Side, which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; Insomnia, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsP.S. I Love You starring Hilary Swank; the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Prisoners directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard and Paul Dano; and the family hit Dolphin Tale 2, a sequel to its original starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson.  

Alcon’s upcoming projects include the contemporary war drama 12 Strong starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor franchise), Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water), and Michael Peña (The Martian). The film is a co-production with Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) and Black Label Media, set for release on January 19, 2018.

In 2015 Alcon created the subdivision Alcon Television Group which has several upcoming projects including The Expanse, the critically acclaimed space thriller returning to SYFY for its 3rd season early 2018, and the upcoming children’s animated series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios set to premier on the streaming service in 2018. Amazon recently released the holiday special Pete The Cate: A Groovy New Year starring Elvis Costello and Jacob Tremblay. Alcon Television Group’s past projects include the recent HBO four-part documentary The Defiant Ones which chronicled the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine; and the Emmy nominated HBO documentary Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All which offered an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband, and philanthropist and attracted more viewers for HBO from the 50+ age bracket than ever before.