GameBlurb, "For those you have not gotten a chance to watch Blade Runner, go pick up a copy now."
While I'd like to see a game take place in the Blade Runner universe, I can understand how they would feel that the game would be a bit to niche. No one wants to put a lot of time, money and effort into something that will ultimately be viewed as "just another movie game."
Westwood put the license to great use in 1997's Blade Runner adventure game. It was a separate storyline that took place alongside the movie. It was an investigative game with a multi-branching storyline that questioned your perception of humanity (the Voight-Kampff test is intentionally difficult to decipher). A modern Blade Runner game would turn it into an action title or something and that would be missing the point. I could see a Blade Runner game like BioShock at the most but even that is too focused on PEW PEW shooting.
While it's a shame that there won't be a great Blade Runner game in the near future, I would settle for a Blade Runner inspired universe. Like Prey 2, but maybe more open. But if someone were to make a Blade Runner game, I don't think it even has to be about the same story as the movie. Same world would be fine by me.
Well, it's a good sign of a business man to know when to not venture after something. I respect that he values the Bladerunner franchise enough to not willingly do a crappy job just to make a few bucks. If you're going to do it, do it right. Many entertainment venues now adays have forgotton that.
I couldn't have said it better than Kiroe. I totally agree.
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