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Star Trek Voyager Unreal Engine 4 VR Demo Updates

A new version of the Star Trek Voyager Unreal Engine 4 demo has been released, adding as host of new features to the virtual reality (VR) supported experience. The update, titled version 0.3, adds support for speech recognition and responses as well as other tweaks and additions. The title is one of the first projects to use Epic Game’s latest engine with support for the Oculus Rift VR headset and was first released 2 weeks ago.

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The updated experience allows players to actually sit in the captain’s chair, much like in the demo for the USS Enterprise that released on the Oculus VR Share Beta earlier this week. What’s more, players can actually use voice commands to bring up a screen and start watching their Netflix content or any movie running in Chrome or Firefox. You can also issue commands such as ‘fire photon torpedo’ to interact with the ship.

The Star Trek Voyager demo is free to download and try out for those that have an Oculus Rift. Plenty of other Unreal Engine 4 VR projects have been revealed in the wake of its release, the most notable being CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie transitioning to the engine. VRFocus will continue to follow the technology and report back with all the latest updates.