Ubisoft and HTC have teamed up to offer a pretty special deal for those looking to get an HTC Vive in the near future: a free copy of Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
The surprise move was announced this morning on HTC Vive’s Twitter account. This doesn’t appear to be a long-term deal like previous Vive bundles; the headset’s official site reveals that the bundle will run through to the end of June. You’ll find a promo code for the game inside your box.
— HTC VIVE (@htcvive) May 30, 2017
Buyers will still get the traditional bundled games in Zombie Training Simulator and The Gallery Episode 1: Call of the Starseed.
Bridge Crew released this week. It’s a multiplayer experience in which fans get to live out their dream of comandeering iconic Star Trek vessels in one of four roles. With cross-play support across Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR players communicate to complete missions that will involve saving stranded survivors and taking out aggressive aliens.
We’d fully recommend checking out Bridge Crew if you already have a VR headset. Games Editor David Jagneaux gave the game 8/10 in our review, calling it a “triumphant recreation” of one of the series’ most iconic elements. “If you’re searching for a game that captures the esoteric and cerebral nature of Star Trek, though, then you’ll be a bit disappointed,” he noted. “Otherwise, live long and prosper with Star Trek: Bridge Crew!”
If you’ve been mulling over which VR headset to get, this might help sway you.