I love the original Blade Runner movie for many, many reasons, so I'm really looking forward to the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the classic Harrison Ford movie coming to a movie theater near you October 6th, 2017. And it looks like Blade Runner is coming to your devices, too. Today, Alcon Entertainment and Next Games announced that they are working on a Blade Runner 2049 mobile game. Although we don't have much more information about the game, we do know that the game hopes to be a "highly engaging mobile game enjoyed by millions of fans globally."

Now, that statement doesn't sound too comforting to me, but I hope I'm wrong. The Blade Runner universe offers great opportunities for storytelling, something Alcon Entertainment's co-founders also point out, so I'm hoping we get a game worthy of the IP. Here's hoping.

  • Sean Thorpe

    "Enjoyed by millions of fans globally" sounds like marketing jargon for "free to play IAP nightmare, only tangentially tied to Blade Runner."

    • Tasos Lazarides

      Hence my trepidation

    • jin choung

      blade endless runner... see what i did there? that's a million dollar idea.

  • Grimscribe

    Hopefully this new Blade Runner game is remotely as good as the original 97 adventure game made by Westwood. I played that one to death!

    • Gurney Halleck

      That game was brilliant! Truly a sweet P&C adventure title on iOS in the Blade Runner universe would be epic!

      • Grimscribe

        Agreed. Fingers crossed they take that approach, and honor a classic and still brilliant P+C adventure.

  • Duane Locsin

    Just another F2P incoming.
    sigh 😐
    same with that South Park mobile game.
    they even had an episode about F2P.

  • curtisrshideler

    Probably another city builder like that FFXV mobile tie-in.

  • replicanttheory

    It could always be a replicant tracker simulator where you have to administer Voight-Kampff tests to random people...

  • MarsMachine

    Auto (behind the back) Blade Runner?