Ubisoft’s cooperative VR bridge sim, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, is hoping to bolster participant populations with a brand new replace which opens the doorways to each Windows VR headsets and non-VR gamers on PC.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a nicely produced and polished cooperative VR expertise wherein as much as 4 gamers command the positions of Helm, Tactical, Engineer, and Captain, aboard a Federation vessel. The sport is at present on sale on Steam with a juicy 50% low cost.

Bridge Crew initially launched with wide-ranging headset assist with cross-play between Rift, Vive, and PSVR gamers. Ubisoft is constant to make the sport broadly accessible, at present updating it to assist the not too long ago launched Windows VR headsets through Steam.

Hoping to additional bolster the sport’s inhabitants to make sure that gamers can discover crewmates for house faring enjoyable, at present’s replace additionally makes the sport absolutely useful with out a VR headset in order that PC gamers who don’t have entry to VR hardware can play the sport proper alongside VR associates. Because of the diminished efficiency calls for of non-VR, PC gamers can anticipate to see some enhanced graphics, although fortunately VR gamers with highly effective rigs can optionally activate these enhancements as nicely. Ubisoft can be teasing additional forthcoming updates to the sport, however hasn’t revealed what’s in retailer.

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Although Bridge Crew will be performed solo with AI crew mates, now with voice-input, the sport is probably the most enjoyable once you’ve received human intelligence behind every position. With cross-play between all main tethered headsets and platforms, and now the addition of non-VR gamers, Ubisoft hopes to foster a vital mass of inhabitants for Bridge Crew, a problem which has confirmed troublesome for a lot of VR titles.

Earlier this 12 months we noticed Eve: Valkyrie additionally open its doorways to non-VR gamers (on each PC and PS4) to assist bolster the multiplayer-only sport’s prospects. Unfortunately it wasn’t sufficient to stop developer CCP Games from promoting off the studio that had constructed the sport and asserting it will pause its VR initiatives in the meanwhile—a destiny hopefully not awaiting Ubisoft. Thankfully CCP has dedicated to ongoing assist for his or her VR titles.

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