Coming first to PlayStation 4 with an option to play in or out of VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is adding the Galaxy Class starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701D to its fleet, plus more in the Star Trek: Bridge Crew The Next Generation expansion. It will first be released on the PS4 on May 22, and then on July 21 for PC. This expansion will be $14.99 and will have cross-platform capabilities through all devices.
Players will be able to test their team skills against a sneaky Romulan fleet or take up battle against the Borg in the Ongoing Voyages mode. Also included with The Next Generation expansion are the new Patrol and Resistance modes. Patrol is a randomized free-roaming style of gameplay where players can go any place they want in the U.S.S. Aegis, the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, or even the Enterprise-D. Just try not to scratch the fresh coat of paint, or fly into any black holes for that matter.
Resistance mode gives players a bunch of objectives while trying to avoid a pesky Borg Cube. Fans of the series may be excited to take on these cybernetic bucket-heads, but if they are near as ruthless as they are in Star Trek: The Next Generation, then we will all have one crazy fight on our hands. Complete the necessary objectives and face the Borg in battle to the end.
Enterprise-D is receiving a new command role that will focus on Crew Management, and it’s called Operations. In short, it allows one to assign particular NPC teams around the ship in different locations to prepare for the variety of missions. This should make for a very interesting experience should they allow gamers to replicate the ‘Home Soil’ episode and lock some crew members in the head programmer’s rest room.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew The Next Generation expansion has an option to play with a VR headset or without it, on both the PS4 and PC. The VR headsets that will support this game on PC are the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality.