‘Serenity VR’ Fan Project Lets You Step Aboard The Most Famous Firefly-class Ship


Serenity, the firefly-class spaceship from cult TV show Firefly (2002) and film Serenity (2005), is now full explorable in VR.

With many years in the making, Unity developer and 3D environmental artist Kaveh Tabar’s Serenity VR fan project is finally here. Starting out in 2014, Tabar originally designed Serenity for the Oculus Rift DK2.

Now more than four years later, Tabar has released the project, which includes the cockpit, mess, cargo hold, engine room, infirmary area and crew quarters.

The fully-explorable Serenity supports SteamVR headsets including Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets. According to Tabar, “any HMD with SteamVR support should work.” The experience contains a number of items strewn about that you can pick up using your VR system’s motion controllers. In all, it’s a awesome way to pay homage to the series that went off the air far too soon.

Considering the litigious state of intellectual property, it would better to grab it sooner rather than later, lest Serenity VR befall the same fate of the numerous unlicensed VR experiences based on franchises such as Blade Runner and Star Trek.

You can download Tabar’s Serenity VRhere.

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