Star Trek: Bridge Crew is easily one of the best, most unique experiences in VR, and now you can play it without strapping three pounds of plastic, glass, and silicon to your face.
“We are very excited to announce a broad compatibility patch for Star Trek: Bridge Crew that enables non-VR play as well as adding enhanced support for Windows Mixed Reality headsets,” says Ubisoft.
“Further, Uplay enables us to seamlessly connect players from any platform so that you will be able to join matches with both VR and non-VR players, expanding your pool of potential crewmates!”
Considering just how crucial the VR element is to Star Trek: Bridge Crew it seems pretty bizarre to just play it like a normal game, but it’s nice to at least have the option now, and it opens up the game to a much wider audience. Now we can all pilot the USS Enterprise and make rude gestures at one another while blasting Klingons. It’s also pretty neat how Ubisoft has managed to cram in cross-platform multiplayer between PC and PlayStation 4. That’s a rare treat that not many developers seem to manage.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game then the name makes it pretty self-explanatory. Bridge Crew is a co-op action game in which each player takes on a different role in the ship’s bridge, communicating with one another effectively to get the job done.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew’s VR-less update is available now, and it’s also handily at a 50% discount in the Steam Winter Sale.