This Fall, You Can Join the Star Trek Crew in Virtual Reality

Here's to hoping for a 'Kobayashi Maru' difficulty level.

8. 19. 16 by Patrick Caughill
Ubisoft & Celebrity Pre-E3 via AP
Image by Ubisoft & Celebrity Pre-E3 via AP

A new virtual reality (VR) adventure in JJ Abrams’s Star Trek universe is now available for pre-order on the three major VR platforms, the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR. The game is set to launch on November 29th.

The game lets you play in the role of captain, engineer, tactical officer, or helmsman on the “SS Aegis’s” bridge. Players will work together in their roles to run the ship in a shared virtual environment. And communication is key to success in the game. Players will be able to communicate verbally, as well as through gestures with their fellow crew mates.

Here’s a video of, a very excited, Lavaar Burton talking about his experience with the game.

There has been a highly favorable response from those who’ve had early access to the game. Sean Hollister of CNet said the game, “..is nearly everything I’d hoped it would be.”

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