Jurassic World: Blue is a virtual reality experience that will allow players to experience the franchise through the eyes of a velociraptor. The character of Blue was introduced as part of a pack of four velociraptors in Jurassic World who obeyed the commands of trainer Owen Grady (Chris Pratt). Grady used the pack to hunt down the rogue hybrid Indominus Rex in the finale and after a bloody battle, Blue was the sole survivor of her pack.
The story of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom involves a rescue operation to Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption. Grady is lured back in the hope of saving Blue, but after she's captured it turns out the company financing the mission has alternative motives with the dinosaurs. The trailers certainly make it appear Blue will be an important part of the story, and she's essentially the hero dinosaur of the movie.
Fans of the velociraptor will now get to experience the world through her eyes in Jurassic World: Blue, a two-part, cinematic virtual reality experience. The VR experience comes from Felix & Paul Studios and will be available on the Oculus Go and Oculus Rift headsets. Both parts of Blue will deliver a fluid, continuous 360° take, and combine live-action and CGI. Both experiences will be short, however, clocking in at around 4 minutes each.
Jurassic World: Blue won't be the only video game tie-in for Fallen Kingdom. The forthcoming Jurassic World: Evolution will be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC, and gives players the chance to build and operate their very own dinosaur park, with Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm on hand to dish out sage advice. Also coming soon is Jurassic World Alive, a Pokemon GO-style augmented reality game for smartphones that tasks players with catching dinosaurs.
Jurassic World helped reenergize the franchise in a big way, and Universal isn't going to let it get away again. They've already greenlit Jurassic World 3, with Colin Trevorrow returning to the director's chair after sitting out Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Trevorrow has been a key creative figurehead for the new series, having directed Jurassic World and co-written the screenplays for all three. There are no plot details for the next movie just yet, though Trevorrow did tease it would be a "science thriller" in a similar same vein to the original Jurassic Park.
The first part of Jurassic World: Blue is available now and the next part is coming soon.
Source: Universal, Oculus.com
- Jurassic World Evolution (2018 Video Game) release date: Jun 12, 2018
- Jurassic World 3 (2021) release date: Jun 11, 2021
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) release date: Jun 22, 2018