Ubisoft published, Red Storm developed virtual reality VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew has become one of the most anticipated VR titles at E3 since details of it leaked a few days ago. Ubisoft have now released a trailer featuring stars from different Star Trek franchises Karl Urban, Jeri Ryan and LeVar Burton trying out a mission from the new game, apparently, loving every minute.
Check out this new trailer, released in the wake of Ubisoft’s E3 event where Star Trek: Bridge Crew was officially unveiled to the world. And this isn’t your lazy rapid edit to catchy music montage type affair, this teaser for the game is one fans will want to check out.
The new title features four player online multiplayer co-op and so, appropriately, Ubisoft had 3 members of different Trek franchises play the role of one four playable positions on the bridge of a new starship which exists within a post JJ Abrams, 2009 reboot universe. The fourth position was filled by Red Storm’s David Votypka. Those Trek stalwarts were Karl Urban (Dr “Bones” McCoy from the rebooted film series), Jeri Ryan (who played Seven of Nine in Voyager) and Levar Burton (Geordie LaForge from The Next Generation) – all wearing Oculus Rifts and wielding Oculus Touch controllers.
Whilst by definition, these people are paid to take part in this as a promotional exercise, I can’t help feeling that the exasperated praise issuing forth from each cast member sounded pretty genuine.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is on its way for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in the fall and it’s also available to play at E3 this week and Road to VR will be at the show bringing you the latest VR news.