Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit – Virtual Reality Story

The full virtual reality demo for Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab is below. It was captured on the Oculus Rift, this free demo releases on October 19th.

Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab does not have good dialogue or acting. This 25-minute experience is the most polished execution of VR-for-film and it may be the true beginning of VR films with actual human actors.

Here is the second of three Blade Runner 2049 experiences based on the motion picture from Alcon Entertainment. In Memory Lab, you’ll explore your memories with the help of a holographic AI to uncover a thrilling conspiracy in the world of Blade Runner. Memory Lab comes to Rift October 19 and Gear VR October 26.

Free Bladerunner VR – Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit

Here is the free Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit

7 thoughts on “Blade Runner 2049: Replicant Pursuit – Virtual Reality Story”

  1. The movie got me thinking how the huge holograms might work.
    Seems like maybe they might sense and identify individual rain drops or snow flakes, predict their paths, and project lasers ‘through the swarm’ to light up each drop with different colors at precisely the right moments. Just takes some clever algorithms and a lot of fast processing power.

    • You don’t really need to predict the position of each drop. Just send the laser signal to the right spot, if there is a drop there then it lights up as required, if no drop then nothing happens. Have enough redundancy and it works with adequate resolution. (ie. The image is meters in scale, having errors on the scale of mm won’t be visible )

      I’ve seen systems that just used a fine water mist and projected the image on them. Worked fine.

      • The need to predict where raindrops are is also/mainly to avoid hitting raindrops you do NOT want to hit.

  2. BR2049 was, overall, a pretty decent movie. It mostly lacked the very distinctive, moody/broody/everything-is-falling-apart feel of the original. I would have prefered a new story in the original setting and feel, but that doesn’t make this a bad movie. There were some directorial choices of lighting and music that didn’t convey the feeling some scenes should have had. Vegas was insufficiently eerie, San Diego wasn’t sufficiently depressing, LA was only occasionally sufficiently oppressive/callous, the final scene could have felt much more bitter-sweet.

  3. “Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab does not have good dialogue or acting. ”

    To be fair, the reviews indicate that Blade Runner 2049 movie doesn’t have good dialogue or acting either*. So maybe they are just keeping to the theme?

    *Or good CGI or good sets or good plot or ….

  4. [i]Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab does not have good dialogue or acting. [/i]

    Judging by the audiences, neither does the movie.

    • I watched it and it was fine, with very beautiful cinematography and sound. It continues the spirit of the first one but expands it in interesting directions.

      And it’s not more politically biased than Blade Runner was (Earth still is a polluted dump, replicants still are slaves but they have some fake memories since their fabrication to make them more human, like Rachael).

      Probably it lacks some explosion every 30 seconds or so, to keep an ADD-afflicted generation’s interest, though.

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