Space, is no longer the final frontier, thanks to Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft. Gamespot announced that the gaming company has created a virtual reality game that is going to drive Trekkies berserk. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a game based on director J.J. Abrams rendition of Star Trek. The first official showcase of Star Trek: Bridge Crew will take place during the Ubisoft panel in Los Angeles on June 13, at the E3 event.
Philly.Com reports former Star Trek actors Lavar Burton, and Jeri Ryan, along with current Star Trek actor Karl Urban, experienced the game first-hand. The actors were at a promotional unveiling where they got a chance to don Oculus Rift headsets and step into this virtual world. Burton was surprised to find that not only could players act as the Captain, but your personal avatar can also be female.
“That’s what ‘Star Trek’ is all about,” said Burton. “It’s infinite diversity in infinite combinations and a respect for all life.
Actress Jeri Ryan mentions the difference between being on a Star Trek set and the VR experience:
“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.”
This four-player game takes place on a ship called the Aegis, which has a similar look to the Enterprise. The bridge station controls are much more accessible and players have a full 360-degree view of the entire bridge and other players. You can play in either story mode or random play, but each mission cannot be won alone. Players have to work together during combat and exploration missions to get the job done. The most exciting feature of the game is being able to activate warp drive, which is something all Star Trek fans have wanted to do at some point.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is looking to release this fall on several VR platforms to include Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and HTC Vive.
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