At the end of next month Star Trek will break into a new area with the release of Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the first virtual reality game for the franchise. The Ubisoft game allows up to four players to work together as a crew to complete missions. Each player takes on a familiar Star Trek role: Captain, Helm, Engineering or Tactical. Ubisoft has released a video (below) that outlines how each of these work.
Back in September TrekMovie’s Brian Drew had a chance to to play in the Engineer position in an earlier version of the game; go check out his report here.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is set in the Kelvin Timeline and allows players to take command of the USS Aegis (NX-1787), a prototype vessel tasked with finding a suitable planet for the Vulcans to colonize after the loss of their homeworld in Star Trek (2009). There is also bonus content where you can play on board the original USS Enterprise. The new video below shows off more gameplay from Bridge Crew, featuring both ships.
This week Ubisoft also released some new screenshots of Bridge Crew. Click to expand the photos if you want a closer look.
Bridge Crew with just two players
Star Trek: Bridge Crew allows you to play together with up to three other players in co-op either in the same location or over the internet. But if you can’t get four together the game can fill positions with AI players. In our last update we featured a video with the team from UploadVR trying out the game, with four players. This week they released a new video showing how the game works with just two real players controlling two NPC players, showing how the human players can move from station to station and take over from the NPCs.
The game warps in next month
Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be released May 30th on the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive platforms for $49.99. The game will be playable cross-platform, so if you and your friends all have different VR gear, you can still play together. For more information, surf on over to their official website.
Check back regularly for more news about what appears to be the most promising Star Trek game in many years.
You can pre-order it at at Amazon.