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Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR puts you on a starship

Unfortunately, it is not the Enterprise, but you can be the captain.

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It had to happen sooner or later, and Ubisoft is making it happen now. You get to use a VR experience into place yourself aboard a Federation starship in its newest game Star Trek: Bridge Crew.

The game, which can be used with Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive or PlayStation VR, puts you aboard the USS Aegis in J.J. Abrahm's Star Trek universe. You are tasked with finding a suitable new home world for the surviving members of the planet Vulcan after it was destriyed in the original Star Trek reboot. The game can have up to four players in co-op, and will allow them to play as the captain, or take positions at either tactical, helm or engineering stations.

To make the unveiling a bit more fun, Ubisoft brought in LeVarr Burton (Geordi LaForge from TNG), Jerri Ryan (Seven of Nine from Voyager) and Karl Urban (McCoy from the Enterprise) to try out the experience and they came away impressed. "This wasn't anything like you see on the show," Ryan told the Associated Press. "When we were shooting it, the bridge set was all plywood and plastic. When you're looking at the ship's monitors, they were either green screens or just big openings in the walls. This was incredible. It's what it would be like if it were real." 

The game is being developed by Ubi's Red Storm Entertainment team, which last worked on The Division and Far Cry 4.

"At first, people might think you're just pushing buttons and that's lame," said David Votypka, senior creative director at Red Storm. "However, it's what the buttons do that makes it cool. You're on a Federation starship firing torpedoes, raising shields and turning on the red alert. That's an awesome sensation, especially when you're playing in VR with friends."

The game is set to be released later this year. I suspect Ubisoft will release more details during it's E3 press conference on Monday.

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From The Chatty

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    June 12, 2016 9:56 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Star Trek: Bridge Crew VR puts you on a starship

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      June 12, 2016 10:10 AM

      I've been wanting a game like this that is AAA supported. There are a couple out there, but they seem a bit, meh, on the graphical side of things. It's one of the aspects of Star Citizen that really draws me in (if we ever see it, I still have hope).

      This is a perfect platform for something like this. I can't wait to see it in action, I hope it's good!

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      June 12, 2016 10:52 AM

      Star Trek VR?! Fuckin' awesome...wait....

      "in J.J. Abrahm's Star Trek"

      .....motherfucker!

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        June 12, 2016 11:02 AM

        The collectors edition with come with a t-shirt that says "I came for the Star Trek VR Experience" and on the back it will say "But all I got was Lens Flare"

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      June 12, 2016 11:10 AM

      So this is going to be Artemis with VR? Plus now you won't need everyone to get together.

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        June 12, 2016 1:56 PM

        This is the kinda thing that makes me wish I had more friends.

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        June 12, 2016 10:57 PM

        I haven't had an all local game of Artemis in three years. Most of them are entirely remote.

        I really really wish you could copy+paste an IP address into that game.

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      June 12, 2016 11:33 AM

      So bridge commander vr?