'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' And Other Ubisoft VR Titles Will Support Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Star Trek: Bridge Crew Photo: Ubisoft

Ubisoft’s current crop of virtual reality titles will all support cross-platform play, the embattled publisher announced this week, beginning with last month’s Eagle Flight and continuing through next year’s release of Star Trek: Bridge Crew. And that could be big news for the VR industry.

Word of the cross-platform support comes courtesy of the UbiBlog, where a new post outlines the publisher’s plans to let PlayStation VR, Rift and Vive owners interact with one another. Don’t worry. You don’t need to understand how the PlayStation Network works or any kind of technical information about your preferred VR headset. The announcement is just a few paragraphs, with a brief statement from Red Storm Senior Creative Director David Votypka, confirming Eagle Flight, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Werewolves Within will all support cross-platform play.

“Making our VR titles cross-platform has been a goal of ours from the start,” said Votypka. “Letting friends play together regardless of which headset they own will enhance the social nature of our games and let them be played the way we envisioned.”

For an early look at Ubisoft’s cross-platform VR projects, check out trailers for Eagle Flight, Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Werewolves Within. Then head down to the comments section and let us know if this news makes you any more likely to buy one or more of Ubisoft’s upcoming VR projects at launch.

Eagle Flight is currently available on PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift. The game hits the HTC Vive on Dec. 20. Werewolves Within hits all three platforms on Dec. 6 and Star Trek: Bridge Cre w is scheduled to debut March 14, 2017.

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