Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Ubisoft’s virtual reality game that puts players at the helm of a Federation starship, won’t make its previously scheduled fall 2016 release window, despite developer Red Storm Entertainment giving her all she’s got. Instead, players will boldly go where VR has never gone before in 2017, according to an update on the Ubisoft blog.
“In order to deliver the best game experience possible at launch, we have decided to push the release of Star Trek: Bridge Crew to March 14, 2017,” Ubisoft said. “Star Trek: Bridge Crew is designed exclusively for VR and we want to offer a compelling and engaging experience. Command of the USS Aegis is right around the corner!”
Star Trek: Bridge Crew was revealed earlier this year. The virtual reality experience promises to give players virtual command of a new Federation vessel. Their mission? “Explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in hopes of locating a suitable new home world for the decimated Vulcan populace” and confronting the looming Klingon Empire.
Ubisoft’s Star Trek VR game is set in the continuity of the 2009’s JJ Abrams-led reboot. Star Trek: Bridge Crew is coming to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR.