Back at E3 2016, Ubisoft unveiled a virtual reality project that would put gamers in the shoes of the Star Trek Starfleet. Players would originally explore space on the brand new ship, U.S.S. Aegis, but the developer revealed today that the U.S.S. Enterprise would be selectable as well. To be more specific the original series’ bridge aboard the designated NCC-1701.
“We felt it was important to include a part of classic Star Trek with this game, especially during Star Trek’s 50th anniversary,” said David Votypka, Senior Creative Director at Red Storm Entertainment. “The original U.S.S. Enterprise is such an iconic part of the franchise – it’s the ship that started it all. The adventures and relationships that took place on the ship are a special part of Star Trek history, so we were determined to give players the opportunity to create their own adventures and stories on this classic ship. We’re very excited to see player reactions when they step onto the U.S.S. Enterprise original bridge for the first time, and experience Star Trek: Bridge Crew in a whole new way. We’re also appreciative of players’ patience as we finalise work on the game to bring the Star Trek experience we envisioned to life.”
Ubisoft also dropped a new launch date of May 30th, 2017 and Star Trek: Bridge Crew can be pre-ordered here. If you want an early taste of the journey, check out the announcement trailer above that features those associated with the franchise playing it. If you’re a Trekkie let us know because it’s better than Star Wars right?
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