Ubisoft's Star Trek, Other VR Games Will Have Cross-Play Support

by Robert Workman

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Ubisoft has been ramping up support for its virtual reality titles over the past few months, including its recently released Eagle Flight, its forthcoming Werewolves Within and its March 2017 Star Trek: Bridge Crew game. But now it's added a nice little feature that owners of the PlayStation VR will love – the ability to play with others that own devices like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Per a new entry on its Ubi Blog page, the company has confirmed that each of its titles will be cross-platform play supported, with Eagle Flight getting support starting tomorrow, and Werewolves Within getting it with its release on December 6th. Meanwhile, Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be ready to go with cross-platform play on March 14th.

"Making our VR titles cross-platform has been a goal of ours from the start and we're happy to announced that Eagle Flight, Werewolves Within and Star Trek: Bridge Crew will be playable cross-platform on PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive," noted David Notypka, senior creative director for the team at Red Storm. "Our games feature a strong multiplayer experience, so 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."

It will certainly be a feature worth touting on the PlayStation VR, as more multiplayer support could help bump up sales of Eagle Flight. And we can already imagine Trekkies everywhere are trying to get their ideal Bridge Crew together, and now they don't have to worry about which device they own to get into it. That means no regulating someone to red shirt status, fellow Captains.

Ubisoft will likely continue its support for other virtual reality titles coming in 2017, although it hasn't mentioned any particular titles yet. We probably won't see any announcements for a while yet, although PlayStation Experience is right around the corner…

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.