One of the most anticipated VR exclusive games is Star Trek Bridge Crew. The game, from developer Red Storm and publisher Ubisoft, was first announced in June 2016 for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR headsets, and is supposed to put you on board a starship bridge to explore space, the final frontier, in the universe (or universes) of perhaps the biggest sci-fi franchise ever.
In a new article at UploadVR, Ubisoft’s VP of Digital Publishing, Chris Early, said there should be plenty of time for players to enjoy sitting on the bridge. Early claimed in a chat during the 2017 Game Developers Conference that Star Trek Bridge Crew will be a “40 plus hour experience.” That’s a ton of gameplay for any PC or console title these days, much less one that’s made specifically for virtual reality.
The gameplay will come via a linear campaign with scripted missions for players to complete, along with an “Ongoing Voyages” mode that will create procedurally generated missions. Players can command the ship by themselves, or they can play all the missions in co-op mode with up to four players, each one taking on a different role (Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer).
As we have reported before, the linear campaign will let players explore the uncharted reaches of space on board the bridge of the U.S.S. Aegis, which is in the “Kelvin universe” timeline from the last three Star Trek feature films. The “Ongoing Missions” mode will include an option to become Captain James T. Kirk himself, onboard the original TV series version of the U.S.S. Enterprise.
While Star Trek Bridge Crew has suffered from a couple of delays in its release date, Ubisoft now says the game will be shipping on May 30. Are you going to put on your VR headset and sit in the chair to explore virtual space with your friends for 40 hours? Let us know what you will do in the comments!