Ubisoft officially announces Star Trek: Bridge Crew
, the VR game about which they already teased us
Here's word on this chance to strap a holodeck to your face and boldly go:
Today at E3, Ubisoft® announced Star Trek™: Bridge Crew, a new virtual
reality game where players explore space as a member of the Federation. Playable
co-operatively with a crew or solo as Captain, Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts
players directly onto the bridge in a Starfleet ship. Under license by CBS
Consumer Products, Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be available on PlayStation®VR,
Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this fall.
The mission: explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in
hopes of locating a suitable new home world for the decimated Vulcan populace
while coming into direct conflict with the vaunted Klingon Empire. Star Trek:
Bridge Crew puts a player and their friends into the heart of a new starship,
the U.S.S. Aegis, where every action and decision that is made together will
determine the fate of the ship and crew.
Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft Studio, Star Trek: Bridge Crew
was designed exclusively for VR, capitalizing on the powerful sense of social
presence possible through virtual reality. Through hand tracking and full-body
avatars, including real-time lip-sync, players can experience what it’s like to
serve as an officer on the bridge of a Federation starship.
As a crew, players will form a team of four to operate the roles of Captain,
Helm, Tactical or Engineer. Each role is crucial to the success of the varied
missions players face, and only by working together can the crew complete their
objectives. Also playable in solo, players will assume the role of Captain and
dispatch orders to their NPC crew mates. The Captain’s strategic decisions will
be vital in order to successfully complete missions.