Star Trek: Bridge Crew

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Star Trek Bridge Crew.jpg
Developer(s) Red Storm Entertainment
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4
Release May 30, 2017
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a virtual reality action-adventure video game developed by Red Storm Entertainment and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4.

Plot[edit]

Star Trek: Bridge Crew takes place in the alternate reality established in the 2009 Star Trek film and sees the Starfleet ship USS Aegis searching for a new homeworld for the Vulcans after the destruction of their planet. The ship heads for a region of space called 'The Trench', which is being occupied by Klingons.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The game is played through four roles- captain, tactical officer, engineer and helm officer. The captain is the only role to which mission objectives are directly displayed, they are responsible for communicating these to the crew and issuing orders to accomplish them. The helm officer controls the ship's course and travel between regions through impulse or warp drive. The tactical officer is in charge of sensors and weapons. The engineer manages the ship's power distribution and supervises repairs. Each role except the captain may be occupied by a human player or by an NPC indirectly controlled by the captain. Both story and randomly generated missions exist.[2]

In December 2017, the game developers modified the game so that it can be played without a virtual-reality headset. Prior to that, the game could only be played using a headset. [3]

Development[edit]

It was developed by Red Storm Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. Series actors Karl Urban, LeVar Burton and Jeri Ryan appeared at E3 2016 to promote the game during Ubisoft's press conference.[4] A new trailer was showcased at CES 2017.[5] The game was released on May 30, 2017.[6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic(PC) 78/100[7]
(PS4) 75/100[8]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid7.5/10[9]
Game Informer7.25/10[10]
GameSpot6/10[11]
GamesRadar+4/5 stars[12]
IGN6.8/10[13]

Star Trek: Bridge Crew received "generally positive" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.[7][8] Eurogamer ranked it 42nd on their list of the "Top 50 Games of 2017",[14] while GamesRadar+ ranked it 25th on their list of the 25 Best Games of 2017.[15]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2016 Game Critics Awards Best VR Game Nominated [16]
Gamescom 2016 Best Virtual Reality Game Nominated [17]
2017 Golden Joystick Awards Best VR Game Nominated [18]
The Game Awards 2017 Best VR/AR Game Nominated [19]
2018 21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Immersive Reality Technical Achievement Nominated [20]
2018 National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards Control Design, VR Nominated [21][22]
Direction in Virtual Reality Won
Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality Nominated
2018 SXSW Gaming Awards Excellence in Convergence Nominated [23][24]
VR Game of the Year Nominated
Game Developers Choice Awards Best VR/AR Game Nominated [25][26]
14th British Academy Games Awards Multiplayer Nominated [27][28]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rosenberg, Adam (June 13, 2016). "'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' is the VR space fantasy every nerd will love". Mashable. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ Fahey, Mike (November 6, 2016). "Star Trek: Bridge Crew Puts Four Players In Charge Of A VR Starship". Kotaku. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ Trek: Bridge Crew' drops its VR headset requirement, by Jon Fingas, engadget.com, December 26, 2017.
  4. ^ Livingston, Christopher (June 13, 2016). "Watch Levar Burton, Karl Urban, and Jeri Ryan play Star Trek: Bridge Crew in VR". PC Gamer. Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ Petite, Steven (January 4, 2017). "Star Trek VR experience showcased at CES 2017". Digital Trends. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (February 10, 2017). "Star Trek: Bridge Crew has been delayed until May". Eurogamer. Retrieved March 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Star Trek: Bridge Crew for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Star Trek: Bridge Crew for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved July 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ Tolentino, Josh (June 10, 2017). "Review: Star Trek: Bridge Crew". Destructoid. Retrieved June 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ Miller, Matt (June 2, 2017). "Part Of The Fantasy - Star Trek: Bridge Crew - PlayStation VR". Game Informer. Retrieved June 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ Clark, Justin (June 22, 2017). "Star Trek: Bridge Crew Review". GameSpot. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  12. ^ Hartup, Andy (May 30, 2017). "Star Trek: Bridge Crew review: 'Beautiful to behold when all four crew mates are working in perfect harmony'". GamesRadar+. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  13. ^ Stapleton, Dan (June 1, 2017). "Star Trek: Bridge Crew Review". IGN. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  14. ^ Eurogamer staff (December 26, 2017). "Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 50-41". Eurogamer. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ GamesRadar staff (December 22, 2017). "The best games of 2017". GamesRadar+. Retrieved March 25, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2016 (2016 Nominees)". Game Critics Awards. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Best of Gamescom 2016 Winners Selected by Gamescom Committee". The Video Game Librarian. August 19, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  18. ^ Gaito, Eri (November 13, 2017). "Golden Joystick Awards 2017 Nominees". Best in Slot. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  19. ^ Makuch, Eddie (December 8, 2017). "The Game Awards 2017 Winners Headlined By Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Game Of The Year". GameSpot. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  20. ^ Makuch, Eddie (January 14, 2018). "Game Of The Year Nominees Announced For DICE Awards". GameSpot. Retrieved January 20, 2018. 
  21. ^ "Nominee List for 2017". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. February 9, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  22. ^ "Horizon wins 7; Mario GOTY". National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers. March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018. 
  23. ^ McNeill, Andrew (January 31, 2018). "Here Are Your 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards Finalists!". SXSW. Retrieved February 1, 2018. 
  24. ^ IGN Studios (March 17, 2018). "2018 SXSW Gaming Awards Winners Revealed". IGN. Retrieved March 18, 2018. 
  25. ^ Gamasutra staff (January 5, 2018). "Breath of the Wild & Horizon Zero Dawn lead GDC 2018 Choice Awards nominees!". Gamasutra. Retrieved January 12, 2018. 
  26. ^ Makuch, Eddie (March 22, 2018). "Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Wins Another Game Of The Year Award". GameSpot. Retrieved March 22, 2018. 
  27. ^ deAlessandri, Marie (March 15, 2018). "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at forefront of BAFTA Games Awards nominations". The Market for Computer & Video Games. Retrieved March 16, 2018. 
  28. ^ Makedonski, Brett (April 12, 2018). "BAFTA names What Remains of Edith Finch its best game of 2017". Destructoid. Retrieved April 13, 2018.