Last month Ubisoft released its biggest title yet for virtual reality (VR) platforms with Star Trek: Bridge Crew. VRFocus reported that the studio planned to add voice commands using IBM Watson integration in a future update, that update has now arrived.
Using IBM Watson’s interactive speech and cognitive capabilities, Watson Speech to Text and Watson Conversation, players will now be able to talk and interact with the virtual Star Trek: Bridge Crew members for a more realistic experience, mimicking that of the multiplayer mode for an experimental beta period.
Whether players are commanding the U.S.S. Aegis and U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, IBM Watson services can be used to operate crews consisting of only AI characters or a mix of AI characters and human teammates with Star Trek: Bridge Crew’s full-body avatars that include real-time lip-sync.
Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, is a team focused experience with players taking on one of four roles, Captain, Engineer, Tactical Officer, or Helm Officer. Each has their own part to play in successfully completing missions.
VRFocus reviewed the videogame, giving it 4 stars, saying: “Star Trek: Bridge Crew definitely appeals to the core fan base. The production values are top notch making Star Trek: Bridge Crew one of those rare VR experiences that feels like a AAA title, and likely part of most VR gamers’ collections.”
Aside from Star Trek: Bridge Crew Ubisoft has released Werewolves Within and Eagle Flight. During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017 last week it was revealed that the studio had formed a VR partnership with the film company SpectreVision to create Transference was announced along with a new adrenaline fueled shooter, Space Junkies.
Ubisoft hasn’t stated how long the experimental beta period will last, as further details are revealed VRFocus will keep you updated on the announcements.