The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been in the news a lot this past year, from a massively successful Kickstarter campaign to the recent purchase by Facebook. It’s definitely put “virtual reality” back in the zeitgeist in a way it hasn’t been since the early ’90s when clunky headsets were popping up in arcades, only to soon be shoved aside when they failed to match our holodeck expectations. Now that the technology has advanced considerably, there’s all sorts of interesting potential in the Oculus Rift…and not just freaking yourself out with a decapitation simulator. For instance, you could board the starship Voyager, as shown in the above demo.
The USS Voyager was in dire straights. After pursuing a Maquis vessel into a dangerous area of space, Captain Janeway, the crew of the Voyager, and the surviving Maquis find themselves stranded in the Delta quadrant and united in common purpose: trying to figure out how the hell to get home. They’ve got a 75-year journey ahead of them, through a hostile and unknown part of the galaxy. They even have to be careful about getting into fights, because their weaponry is limited — they’ve only got 38 photon torpedoes. Only 38! Er…give or take 85.