'Ready Player One' Promo Invites You To Join The Leaderboard And Win A Prize

Real VR has nothing on the Oasis on Ready Player One. But alas, the completely immersive technology in Steven Spielberg's upcoming science-fiction movie is decades away from existence.

But you can get a little taste of what it would be like to enter the virtual world of the Oasis with a new Ready Player One contest: the Join the Leaderboard sweepstakes.

The year is 2045. The world has reached cataclysmic poverty and devastation in everywhere but the Oasis, a virtual reality game that has consumed the entire population. After the passing of its eccentric founder James Halliday (Mark Rylance), a fervent hunt for his "Easter eggs" ensues. Whoever finds three "keys" will unlock the door to his vast fortune.

Hopefully, the world won't look quite so dire when we get to 2045, because Ready Player One is banking on its prizes to last until then. The Join the Leaderboard Sweepstakes offers three prizes that will be valid for the next 27 years. They include:

  • Copper Key: Atom Tickets – Enjoy movies on the big screen for free until 2045.
  • Jade Key: Spotify – Win codes for 27 years' worth of Spotify Premium.
  • Crystal Key: Lyft – Let Lyft take you where you need to go until 2045.
  • Fans can participate by visiting www.jointheleaderboard.com. Multiple entries can be unlocked by sharing Ready Player One content with friends via the website.

    The contest launches today, and was announced in a new Ready Player One promo.

    Ready Player One Contest Promo

    The sweepstakes will close on March 12, 2018 and winners will be announced in three stages. The winner of the Copper Key will be revealed on March 19the Jade Key on March 21and the Crystal Grand Prize on March 26.

    As James Halliday enticingly says in the promo, let the hunt...begin.

    Here is the official synopsis for Ready Player One:

    The film is set in 2045, with the real world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But people have found salvation in the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday died, he left his immense fortune, and total control of the OASIS, to the first person to win three keys, unlocking the door to a digital Easter egg he hid somewhere in his seemingly infinite creation. His challenge launched a game that gripped the entire world, but after five years the scoreboard remained tauntingly empty...until now.

    An unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan)—under his avatar name, Parzival—finally conquers the first contest, instantly becoming a celebrity...and a target. Ruthless corporate mogul Nolan Sorrento (Ben Mendelsohn) proves he will stop at nothing to beat Wade and take over the OASIS, and suddenly the virtual stakes are all-too-real. Ultimately realizing he cannot win alone, Wade joins forces with his friends—now the High Five (Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Philip Zhao, Win Morisaki). Together, they are hurled into a reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.

    Ready Player One is set to hit theaters on March 29, 2018.