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Get ready to boldly go where no one has gone before as Ubisoft announces a new Star Trek game bound for virtual reality headsets. It's called Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and it will be revealed during the publisher's E3 press conference Monday afternoon, June 13.
A first look at Star trek: Bridge Crew was offered through ABC News, where a group of series actors and actresses took the game for a spin. There were a few details concerning the game offered, but nothing in the line of a full reveal. As noted above, that won't come until Ubisoft's E3 press conference, where folks will finally get a chance to see the game in action.
This was also confirmed by Ubisoft's Twitter feed, where they proudly proclaim, "We're bringing Star Trek to VR!" After that is yet another reminder of when you can actually see the game in action, as well as a link to the first coverage of the game.
We're excited for a trailer, but we'd be even more excited if that reveal came in the form of footage of the Star Trek crew playing the game. Participants included Karl Urban, Jery Ryan and LeVar Burton. In the game, players will take on the role of captain or head of tactical, engineering or helm team onboard the Starship Aegis. This all sounds very reminiscent of a similar, non-VR game called Artemis, which is basically a _Star Trek _game without the need for licensing. If Bridge Crew is anything like Artemis, though, we're on board. It's a unique experience wherein players have to rely on one another in order to share information and tackle various tasks. Since Bridge Crew supports up to four players, we've got our fingers crossed that it will turn out to be a similar experience.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew will take place in the J.J. Abrams film universe, but we're guessing additional Trek universes could be a DLC possibility if the game does well.
Bridge Crew is coming from the team at Red Storm Entertainment, who you might know from the Tom Clancy line of video games. In other words, it's a team that understands how to make a solid game based on cooperation and tactics, which sounds just about perfect for a game like Bridge Crew.
In the game, players will head into an unknown branch of the galaxy called The Trench, where their goal is to find a new home for the remaining members of the Vulcan race. Spoilers, I guess, if you never saw the 2009 movie.
Along with scanning the terrain, avoiding asteroids and things like that, the original report states that players will have to make interesting decisions that will determine the course of their mission. It sounds like taking on the role of captain is going to be tricky, so good luck on keeping your crew in line.