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Ubisoft adds The Next Generation content to Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is, thus far, one of the best adverts for virtual reality. Now one of its biggest omissions is being added by Ubisoft: The Next Generation content.

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew The Next Generation

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is, thus far, one of the best adverts for virtual reality. Now one of its biggest omissions is being added by Ubisoft: The Next Generation content.

There’s something really special about “setting foot” on the bridge of the Enterprise for the first time. Well, in virtual reality, in Star Trek: Bridge Crew, anyway; we’re not crazy people who think Gene Roddenberry’s creation is real. It’s one of the most engaging virtual reality experiences we’ve yet come across. (You can also play it outside of VR, now, too.)

When it first released, Star Trek: Bridge Crew contained just one ship’s bridge: the USS Aegis, NCC-7575, a Prometheus-class starship that–

Sorry. We fell asleep for a moment there. Where were we?

Oh right, yes. People really started to care about Ubisoft’s Starfleet ’em up when they added the bridge, uniforms, and nostalgic feel of Star Trek: The Original Series, back in February 2017. That kept people satiated for a while, but players always want more, and the most-requested content for Star Trek: Bridge Crew was The Next Generation, AKA the best Star Trek series.

“Players can now continue their voyage in the Star Trek universe as they take the helm of the Galaxy Class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Players will be forced to test their combat skills against cloaked Romulan fleets and the villainous Borg in the Ongoing Voyages mode.”

The addition of TNG content to Star Trek: Bridge Crew also creates a new job role on the bridge: Operations. The Operations Officer will focus on crew management, ensuring that NPC resources are stationed correctly and doing the right things (while the human players are all bickering on the bridge).

The update – priced at £11.99 – will launch for the PS4 on May 21st, 2018, with the PC version to follow on May 22nd.

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