Are you as excited as I am about the news of Sir Patrick Stewart returning as Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series? Well, now you can nerd out in style with Stage 9 which let's you explore the Enterprise-D from Star Trek The Next Generation.
Sent in by a reader, who also happens to be one of the people working on it, Stage 9 aims to recreate the entirety (inside and out) of the Enterprise-D using Unreal Engine 4. They also gave me a little fun fact, that the Linux version seems to be more popular than the Mac version.
You can see a recent release video below:
Performance is a bit hit and miss and at one point I had to perform an emergency transport, as I seemed to fall out of the Turbolift into space—quite amusing. I also got blown up in a warp core breach, so that was certainly something.
Also, they recently shared an update on progress towards the next version:
A fun idea, will be interesting to see how far they can push it. As much as I love some fan projects, I do fear the eventual copyright hammer coming down on them.