'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Delayed Again, But Original Series Fans Should Be Happy

Ubisoft passed on some good news and some bad news about Star Trek: Bridge Crew. The publisher revealed that it pushed the game’s release date back again, but the justification should please any true fan.

We got our first taste of Bridge Crew at E3 in June 2016. At the time, Red Storm Entertainment planned to have the game finished in time for the PlayStation VR launch. At Gamescom in August 2016, we had a chance to try the game and talk to a Ubisoft representative, who told us the game was slated for release on November 29, 2016.

In October 2016, Ubisoft made the disappointing announcement that Star Trek: Bridge Crew wouldn’t hit the market in time for the holiday season. “In order to deliver the best game experience possible at launch, we have decided to push the release of Star Trek: Bridge Crew to March 14, 2017,” the publisher wrote in a blog post.

March 14 is fast approaching, and no doubt Star Trek fans are getting anxious to step foot on the bridge. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a little while longer. The engineers need another 6 weeks to ensure the U.S.S. Aegis is ready for deep space, so Ubisoft pushed its maiden voyage to May 30.

The delay isn’t all bad news, though. In fact, for die-hard Star Trek fans, it’s actually good news. Red Storm Entertainment is using the extra time to bring the U.S.S. Enterprise into the game.

“The original U.S.S. Enterprise is such an iconic part of the franchise,” said David Votypka, senior creative director at Red Storm Entertainment. “The adventures and relationships that took place on the ship are a special part of Star Trek history, so we were determined to give players the opportunity to create their own adventures and stories on this classic ship.”

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is in development for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and Steam VR, and the game offers cross-platform multiplayer, so you can play with your friends no matter which headset they have.

 Kevin Carbotte is a contributing writer for Tom's Hardware who primarily covers VR and AR hardware. He has been writing for us for more than four years. 

  • ern88
    This sucks!!!
  • HowNowBrownCow
    Could they not release the enterprise as a patch?
    Actually, I'm surprised they aren't going to sell it as a $60 dlc a few months down the road.
  • computerguy72
    Mar 14 isn't long at all actually.
  • velocityg4
    Too bad they aren't making a non VR version. They could have made a lot more money. I have no plans for VR anytime soon. At least not until it and accessories are more standardized and the average game supports VR and Monitor modes. Right now it is a huge guessing game as to what will and what will not be supported.
  • aries1470
    VR? PC? Non standard at the moment and will not buy a VR game until they either support ALL VR headsets, or the game has it as an option to output to a monitor and play as a standard game!
    VR gear is NOT cheap, and when you want to do multiplayer, you need 2 computers, I am fine with that, but it also means double the expense, and in Australia, that means $3000 for a pair!
  • renderinfo
    How do you get that video ad out of the way? No matter how I scroll, and even when I zoom in on the Star Trek photo, that ad tries to get in the way. Fortunately, I haven't seen it, because if I had, I would surely steer away from whatever it is trying to sell. There's annoying and intentionally annoying. This ad is intentionally trying to be annoying, so that's a very curious decision...
  • hst101rox
    Adblock plus?