Ubisoft and IBM have teamed up to add voice commands to Star Trek: Bridge Crew, which means you can control your AI team members with your voice and get results when you get tired of yelling at people who are probably not listening well.
This update works for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR the same, which is why we’ve put together this quick guide that will show you how to run the commands and the full list of commands you can run to truly complete the Bridge Crew experience. , Enjoy!
How to issue voice commands
Each of the Star Trek: Bridge Crew controls has been updated with a Command feature. By holding this button down, you will be able to speak a command and hear the game play. When you’ve finished saying the command, release the button and the AI command will respond. If the command was understood, you will see the immediate action to execute it. If the command was not understood, you will be prompted to repeat the command.
All teams work in a single mission with a full AI team, but some teams will not work even if you only have one person on the Bridge.
Speech accuracy is a little mixed, with a lot of variables. If your location is noisy or someone is talking, voice commands are less likely to work. There are occasional delays between pressing the Command button and actually listening to the system, so you’ll need to be patient if you want the command to actually register. A good way to make sure this isn’t a problem is to start the command by talking to an individual crew member. For example, everything you really you have to say it’s «full stop» to make Helm stop your ship, but if you say «Helm, come to a complete stop» the command will get higher accuracy because the first word doesn’t really matter to the voice recognition engine.
Are you on board the Aegis or Enterprisethere is a visual signal on the bridge confirming that the system is really listening to you. On Aegis this is shown on the display between Helm and Tactical. In the enterprise, you will see the lights just below the main screen. Both glow green to confirm that the system is listening and orange to confirm that a command is being processed.
What commands can you run?
For the most part, you can speak all of the same commands that you could assign shortcuts to as captain before. Instead of pressing a button and navigating through menus, you simply hold the button and speak. It’s a bit more of a natural feeling, and there are a few commands thrown in to make you feel a bit like you really are a Starfleet Captain.
All teams work in a single mission with a full AI team, but some teams will not work even if you only have one person on the Bridge. Most of these commands are «team» commands, where multiple stations work together to complete a task. Here is a list of every command we have confirmed so far and the environment they work in.