Learn Star Trek’s 52-year History at the Roddenberry Nexus
The VR experience debuted today at the 2018 Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.
Star Trek fans might be enjoying some gameplay sessions on Star Trek: Bridge Crew The Next Generation DLC at the moment but those interested in learning about its history can do so in a new immersive way today. Sansar and Roddenberry Entertainment have collaborated on the Roddenberry Nexus, a portal into the Star Trek universe where fans can see the best of Roddenberry’s science fiction properties.
The Roddenberry Nexus houses a treasure trove of Star Trek memorabilia, including never-before-seen art and artifacts from Star Trek’s fifty-two-year history and new stories such as the short film Instant.
Looking to further involve fans in the history and lore of the TV shows and films fans now have virtual access to its archives, from anywhere in the world whilst providing a hangout space that will serve as a venue for future Roddenberry events and fan meet-ups.
“Roddenberry Entertainment always strives to be on the forefront of innovation, going where no one has gone before,” said Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment in a statement. “Sansar Studios is a leader in VR development and we are proud to partner with them on this new initiative, combining the history and legacy of Roddenberry with their groundbreaking technology.”
“We really do see VR as a new frontier for fan engagement,” says Jason Gholston, Head of Sansar Studios. “We’re not just tapping into fans’ collective nostalgia; we’re actively empowering them to reach out and touch television history, in a way that might not be possible in the real world. We’re thrilled to be able to preserve these pieces for future generations, and to find such amazing collaborators in Roddenberry Entertainment.”
Visitors to the Roddenberry Nexus will be able view and virtually interact with artifacts from the show’s development – everything from props to costumes and artwork – across three distinct levels, with original voice-over content to offer guidance.
The new virtual experience can be accessed here and debuted today at the 2018 Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. For any further updates from Sansar or Roddenberry Entertainment, keep reading VRFocus.