Ubisoft has today announced that Star Trek: Bridge Crew is now available for both virtual reality (VR) and non-VR players on PlayStation 4 and PC, thanks to a new free update. This update also includes support for Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs).
Originally launched back in May 2017, after a delay from its proposed 2016 release date, Star Trek: Bridge Crew transports fans into the Star Trek universe where they assume the role of a Starfleet officer and complete missions that will determine the fate of their ship and crew. Developed by Ubisoft Red Storm, Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts players directly onto the bridge of a new starship, the USS Aegis, and dispatches them to explore an uncharted sector of space.
The videogame is playable co-operatively online with a crew, or solo as Captain, and now more players can now live out their Star Trek fantasies as they take command of the USS Aegis and USS Enterprise NCC-1701 using a mouse and keyboard, or a controller. Players can join matches with both VR and non-VR players seamlessly across all platforms.
In addition to a story-lead campaign, Star Trek: Bridge Crew features an ‘Ongoing Voyages’ mode which randomises missions providing a fresh take on the combination of exploration and action in both solo and co-op adventures. Whether you want to board the USS Aegis or the legendary USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (authentically recreated from Star Trek: The Original Series), the final frontier awaits.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew follows in the footsteps of another, more action-orientated, space simulation in adding non-VR players to the established VR community. CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie opened its doors to non-VR players earlier this year and expanded the player base significantly.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is available now for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality HMDs, and can now also be played with non-VR players.
Ubisoft has several other VR properties currently available – Eagle Flight and Werewolves Within – as well as Transference and Space Junkies in development. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest VR titles from Ubisoft.