Star Trek: Bridge Crew Brings the Starfleet Experience to Virtual Reality

Have you ever wanted to sit in the captain’s chair of a Federation starship? Do you yearn to take the helm, target enemy vessels, or direct power where it’s needed in the heat of battle? Coming to VR platforms this fall, Star Trek: Bridge Crew lets you take a crucial role on the USS Aegis, a new Starfleet ship sent to explore uncharted space in search of a new Vulcan homeworld. The twist is that you’ll need to work together with a team of other players to keep the ship running smoothly as you take on missions and come into conflict with the Klingon Empire.

Developed exclusively for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew lets up to four players assume the roles of Captain, Helm, Tactical, and Engineer, and uses full-body avatars, hand tracking, and real-time lip-sync to give each player a convincing presence on the bridge. Teamwork and communication are crucial, as all four players need to rely on each other to choose objectives, steer the ship, analyze scan data, fire on targets, hack enemy shields, and cycle quickly between vital ship systems.

Primarily focused on multiplayer, Star Trek: Bridge Crew isn’t just about short skirmishes or self-contained missions, and it follows a storyline that pushes players to master the Aegis’ abilities while discovering new territory within a region of space known as The Trench. There’s also an “Ongoing Missions” mode that procedurally generates new missions, and if you prefer to discover it all at your own pace, you can play solo, issuing orders to NPC crewmates as the Aegis’ captain.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is coming this fall for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. Visit the official site for additional details, and for more on Ubisoft’s other VR projects, check out our previous coverage:

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Release date — May 30, 2017
Developer — Red Storm Entertainment
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.

In Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the Federation dispatches you and your crew to command the new vessel U.S.S. Aegis as part of a critical initiative. Your 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. The Trench contains stunning beauty and undiscovered wonders, but also strange anomalies and dangers yet unknown. The Klingon Empire is also active in the region, and their purpose is undoubtedly a threat to the Federation’s plans. It’s up to you and your crew to chart the sector to determine the Klingons’ aims, and to secure a peaceful Federation presence.

ESRB Rating: E10+

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Mikel Reparaz has been an editor at GamesRadar, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, MacLife, and Official Xbox Magazine. He now works as a Communications Mercenary on the UbiBlog. Follow him on Twitter: @Wikiparaz