Dave & Buster’s has become one of the biggest purveyors of location-based virtual reality (VR) entertainment in North America thanks to 122 locations displaying VR experiences like Jurassic World VR Expedition. Today, thanks to a long-running partnership with VRstudios the pair have announced Star Trek: Dark Remnant.
Developed by Strange Reptile and VRstudios, Star Trek: Dark Remnant is a Dave & Buster’s exclusive. The multiplayer VR experience puts players in control of the U.S.S. Galileo, Starfleet’s most advanced research vessel.
The story synopsis explains that the U.S.S. Galileo is: “accompanying the U.S.S. Enterprise on a routine mission to evacuate a stellar observatory located in the middle of the Klingon Neutral Zone and learn more about the decaying neutron star it orbits. When the neutron star collapses prematurely it leaves the Enterprise incapacitated. It’s now up to YOU to protect her from stellar debris – and the unwelcome arrival of a Klingon ship out for vengeance.”
During the videogame players will be able to control the U.S.S. Galileo’s phasers, deflector shields, and sensors to create a unique VR experience. And to keep players coming back for more Star Trek: Dark Remnant has several different endings to unlock, subtle differences in gameplay, randomized player characters, and dialogue that responds in real-time.
“Players get a perspective of the Star Trek universe in a different way than they have experienced before – coming face-to-face with the Enterprise in all its beauty and splendour,” said Chanel Summers, VRstudios’ Vice President of Creative Development in a statement. “Working together with Strange Reptile on this title has enabled us both to use our complementary strengths to delight players with this unique Star Trek adventure. We have combined all the well-established frameworks of Star Trek with some all-new story elements and characters, while also delivering multiple different endings to keep players coming back for more!”
This is the third title which Dave & Buster’s has deployed using VRstudios’ VRcade Attraction Management Platform (AMP) since 2018, with AMP also being used in other locations across the country. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Dave & Buster’s and VRstudios, reporting back with any further collaborative announcements in the future.