Blade Runner 9732, a virtual tour of Deckard's apartment, is now playable

One year (minus two days) ago, we had a look at a teaser for Blade Runner 9732, a "virtual tour" of Rick Deckard's famously dim near-future Los Angeles apartment. It's set to go live on Steam on January 7, but if you'd like to zoom and enhance on it right now (and also get your hands on a version that'll be immune to potentially forthcoming legal smackdowns), a non-Steam "beta release" is now downloadable from Google Drive

There are a few known issues, most worryingly a "large white glare" that shows up intermittently in the left eye. Object scales in the kitchen and bathroom are apparently off too, although I can't say I noticed anything untoward while rifling through Deckard's stuff. But it works, and while there's not a lot of interactivity, it's a pretty cool thing for Blade Runner fans. It's obviously built to take advantage of virtual reality hardware, but it doesn't require a headset (HTC Vive only—Oculus Rift is not supported) to function, as there's also a standard FPS-style mode for the VR-bereft. 

Developer Quentin Lengele hopes to add a model of Rachael at some point in the future, as well as discoverable pictures, origami, a police card, noodles, whiskey bottles, and other such Deckard detritus. For now, it's a very cool trip into one of the most famous cyberpunk-noir abodes ever put to film. Find out more about what he's doing with it at—and if you're wondering about the seemingly odd title, 9732 is Deckard's apartment number.

Thanks, RPS.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.