Annapurna Interactive is developing a game based on the iconic sci-fi film blade runner. The game takes place between the events of blade runner And blade runner 2049, so you can get an idea of what Deckard was up to before you met Ryan Gosling in an abandoned casino or whatever.
Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth follows a Blade Runner — the name on their ID card is obscured in the trailer — as they explore a mysterious place called the “Land of the Dead.” You can’t tell much from the trailer, but we do see footage of what looks like an early version of the memory creation tech seen in Blade Runner 2049.
Annapurna says this game is actually canon and takes place just a year after the events of the original movie, which would put it directly in the crosshairs of some big events hinted at in the sequel. It’s always good to see more blade runner in the game, especially after the underrated criminal and Newly remastered 1997 adventure title.
It’s also important to note that Annapurna Interactive is currently developing this title, not just publishing it. It’s the company’s first in-house game, having gained notoriety in the industry by releasing titles such as Stray, Outer Wilds, Donut County And much more. Annapurna certainly tastes great, so let’s see if that translates to in-house development. There’s no release date yet, but it’s expected to launch on major consoles and PC.