Gearbox Said Nothankyou.jpg To A Blade Runner Game

Here's a story close to our hearts. Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford has revealed that his studio recently wanted to develop a Blade Runner game. A game that, sadly, never saw the light of day.

"One of my partners, Brian Martell, had Blade Runner on the list [of IPs we wanted to use]," he told the Official Xbox Magazine. "We chased it down and we coulda had it. But that one failed on the business side, because the way we wanted to do it we wanted to spend 25 million dollars. And when you do the math on that, we weren't going to make it back."

Shame. Then again, the world already has a Blade Runner game and, advanced years or not, it's fantastic. So it's not a total loss.

And what is it with Gearbox and movie adaptations? Blade Runner, Aliens, Heat...what's next, Robot Jox? Because that would be awesome.

Gearbox: Blade Runner canned because it wouldn't sell [OXM]