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Ubisoft to enter VR market with 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew,' 2 other titles this year

Global publisher Ubisoft has issued release dates for its first three dedicated virtual reality games, revealing that Eagle Flight, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Werewolves Within will hit Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR platforms by the end of the year.

Oculus Rift users will get a first glimpse at Ubisoft’s plans for virtual realms in October with an early launch for Eagle Flight, while multiplatform releases for Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Werewolves Within are slated for November and December, respectively.

Revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Eagle Flight is a first-person VR game that puts players in control of birds competing for territory in a world abandoned by humans. Gameplay takes place across a series of multiplayer matches in which players engage in aerial dogfights and hunt for collectibles in an alternate-universe version of Paris that has been reclaimed by nature.

Eagle Flight launches first for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset on October 18. Ports for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR will debut December 20.

Next up on Ubisoft’s VR release schedule is Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a game that simulates the day-to-day operations of a Federation starship from the Star Trek television series and film franchise. Assuming the role of a starship captain helming an expedition to an uncharted sector of space, players must interact with nearby workstations and computer terminals while issuing commands to their crew in order to return home safely.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew will see a multiplatform release for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR headsets on November 29.

Ubisoft’s final VR title premiering this year is Werewolves Within, a multiplayer party game in which players must use deductive reasoning to ferret out disguised werewolves hiding in their midst. Each game assigns a different player the werewolf’s role, and gameplay often involves multiple layers of deception and betrayal.

Werewolves Within premieres for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PlayStation VR on December 6.