Star Trek Bridge Crew – press go hands-on and tackle the Kobayashi Maru

Last week, various press popped into Ubisoft’s Guildford office to try upcoming VR title Star Trek Bridge Crew.

This was the first chance most had to get hands-on with the game, so we thought we’d give you a quick round-up the response. GamesRadar+ described the game as “the right kind of virtual reality disaster“, GameReactor called it “the kind of game VR was made for” and TheSixthAxis called it a “fantastically realised virtual reality foray“.

Ellen, Mike, Andy and Captain Luke from Outside Xtra made the following video showing them getting to grips with the PlayStation VR version of the game, then taking on the Kobayashi Maru. For the uninitiated, the Kobayashi Maru is Starfleet Academy’s no-win simulation designed to test the character of cadets (as first seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, fact fans.) The video gives a great overview of the game experience – showing a skilled crew working together to get the job done. The job of crashing into asteroids and accidentally shooting things, that is.

Star Trek Bridge Crew comes to PSVR, HTC Vive and Occulus Rift on May 30th – complete with cross-platform multiplayer, and a single-player campaign.  For more on the game, check out our previous VR coverage and stay tuned to UbiBlog.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

May 30th 2017
Developer — Ubisoft Red Storm
Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you and your friends in the heart of a starship, where - as officers of the Federation - every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew. Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe.
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Phil is so incredibly old that his earliest gaming memories involve those late-70s TV Pong clone machines made by Binatone, typing BASIC games into the one-piece keyboard of a Sinclair ZX80 from magazine listings, and the static burble of Commodore 64 tape loading. He does Marketing things in Ubisoft's Guildford office. He's been at the company for 20 years. The numpty.