Ridley Scott’s 1984 sci-fi classic “Blade Runner” has inspired some pretty devoted fans over the years, but few compare to software engineer Quentin Lengele, who has worked diligently to recreate the interiors of replicant detector Rick Deckard’s home from the film for a complete VR tour.
Built using the Unity engine and dubbed “Blade Runner 9732,” the video walks the viewer through each room in the apartment, and briefly over the balcony into the LA cityscape of 2019 with its iconic building-sized adverts, all to the strains of Vangelis’s “Memories Of Green” from the film’s original soundtrack.
One thing that is clear from all the little details, such as the photos and the various bottles of spirits that litter this VR labor of love, is that the whole project is no small piece of work — the version in the video is apparently build 694! This latest version apparently includes “finetune particle systems, city mod & texturing enhancement, new Police spinner animation & textures and better global fog settings” among many other improvements.
According to engadget, Lengele has only has access to an old first-generation Oculus Rift developer kit, so it will be interesting to see how his creation holds up with newer versions of the technology and particularly how it will compare with the “Blade Runner 2049” VR experience that is apparently already in the works.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Sicario”) from a script by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, “Blade Runner 2049” also stars Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, Mackenzie Davis and Sylvia Hoeks. The film is also executive produced by Ridley Scott and opens October 6, 2017.
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