Watch Star Trek Actors Geek Out Over Upcoming VR Game "Star Trek: Bridge Crew"

Friday, 19 August 2016 - 1:48PM
Star Trek
Friday, 19 August 2016 - 1:48PM
Watch Star Trek Actors Geek Out Over Upcoming VR Game "Star Trek: Bridge Crew"
For all Trekkies who have dreamed of flying the Enterprise, a new VR game is coming out that will let you actually become part of the Star Trek crew. In this endearing video, several Star Trek alums play the game for the first time, and they get as excited as you would expect:


All of the actors, including Star Trek Beyond's Karl Urban, Voyager's Jeri Ryan, and TNG star LeVar Burton, give the game rave reviews, with Urban marveling that he was "fully encompassed" in the world of Star Trek. But no one gets more excited than Burton, who just straight-up reverts to Commander Geordi La Forge mode.

Opening quote
"If I could have imagined what I wanted the Star Trek VR game to be, this is it," said Burton. "This is what we've been waiting for.

"We have been waiting for so long for the technology of virtual reality to catch up to where we imagine we should be. It's your own Star Trek experience in a virtual world."
Closing quote

The game, which touts itself as "the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe," allows players to become officers of the Federation and grapple with Klingons and other Star Trek-specific dangers. You can become the captain or engineer, or take charge of the helm or the tactical conn., and three other players work with you to fly the ship. The players can talk to each other, communicate in-game, or gesture to each other, provided that they have motion controllers. 

It takes place in J.J. Abrams' universe, which may be a letdown for some, but the game and its functionality are already getting plenty of positive buzz. A positive early review from CNET claimed it was "breathtaking," "true to its Star Trek roots," and, in true Abrams fashion, had plenty of lens flares.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew comes out on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR this fall.


Via Futurism

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