Well, this just rocketed to the top of our list of most eagerly anticipated VR games in warp speed. At its big pre-E3 press conference, Ubisoft unveiled Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a new title set to arrive on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR this fall.
The title was unveiled courtesy of a trailer featuring Trek vets Levar Burton, Jeri Ryan and Karl Urban playing the game together as members of the same crew, all of whom seemed visually impressed with the cooperative gameplay — particularly Burton, who also joined host Aisha Tyler to gush about the title.
Gameplay involves up to four players, all filling a different role, from captain to helm, each with its own unique set of responsibilities in helping to complete the mission. Users can also play solo, with the computer filling in each position, save for captain.
From the looks of it, it’s less full-on space adventure than it is a piloting simulation, involving a lot of onscreen control. And the graphics in the trailer aren’t exactly cutting edge.
Even still, it will no doubt scratch a longstanding itch for those who have been waiting to command a Starfleet vessel since Leonard Nimoy first donned a pair of rubber ears. We’ll be demoing it for ourselves later this week – and will hopefully have one-one-hundredth as good a time as Lieutenant Commander La Forge.