Star Trek: Bridge Crew is one of those games which really only comes into its own when you’re playing with friends, and also one with a substantial barrier to entry – until now, anyone without a VR headset and accompanying hardware would have been fresh out of luck. Ubisoft and developer Red Storm Entertainment have remedied that, though, with a free update which makes the game open to anyone with a PlayStation 4 or capable PC.

“One of the most common things we’ve heard from the community is that they want to play with friends who don’t own a virtual reality headset,” said game director¬†Brian Tate, in the developer diary video released to coincide with the latest update, “and we’re going to bring everybody together to play Star Trek: Bridge Crew.”

Beyond the addition of non-VR support, Red Storm Entertainment has also added graphical enhancements to make use of the horsepower freed up by untethering from the hardware requirements for virtual reality, turing the visual dials up a few notches. So, if you’ve been interested in taking control of a starship with a few friends at your side, but can’t bear to wait any longer for everyone else to cough up the cash for VR headsets, here’s your chance.

Via Rock, Paper, Shotgun