The AP has an in-depth preview of the Star Trek VR game that Ubisoft will show off in its E3 keynote presentation tomorrow. In it, up to four players can choose roles aboard a Starfleet spacecraft, from a captain demanding more power to an engineer telling him the ship canna take much more.
It's called Star Trek: Bridge Crew and it's coming for all three VR headsets: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. Red Storm Entertainment, which has recently co-developed Tom Clancy's The Division and Far Cry 3 and 4, is making the game. Star Trek actors Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Karl Urban (Dr. Bones McCoy in the J.J. Abrams films) and LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge?) all took seats on a virtual bridge to demo the game for AP.
In Star Trek: Bridge Crew, players may be either the captain or the helm, engineering or tactical (i.e. weapons) officers. Player avatars can be any gender and ethnicity, from what it sounds like. In the demo, the Aegis was trying to hunt down a Klingon ship.
The game is set in Abrams' version of the Star Trek canon, and the Aegis is an exploration vessel searching for a new home for the population of Vulcan, which was wiped out in Abrams' 2009 reboot. AP noted the vessel will be "about 90 percent similar to the Enterprise."
Bridge Crew is coming sometime this fall. AP's feature went into greater detail with the cast members' reactions to virtual reality, which cast members found more satisfying than a television or film set usually framed by green screens.