Bandai Namco announced today that Ace Combat 7’s full title is Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, and it will now release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2017. If you have PlayStation VR, Ace Combat 7 includes VR missions that “provide unprecedented flight immersion.”
In the New Years Showcase trailer revealed today, which is an extended version of the PlayStation Experience trailer, Bandai Namco offers up a preview of the story and a brief look at some gameplay.
Bandai Namco says Ace Combat 7 “delivers fierce air combat experiences through photorealistic visuals, intense dog-fighting action, and a multitude of authentic and futuristic aircrafts to fly, all encompassed in an immersive storyline.” In the announcement today, they added:
Fully rendered clouds fill the skies while highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of supersonic speed, setting the stage for highly exhilarating aerial battles. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern and near-future super weapons for players to wield, while presenting formidable enemies for pilots to vanquish in the air. Aces who have proven their aerial combat prowess in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s campaign mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious online multiplayer battles.
Speaking with GameSpot about the decision to make this a numbered entry, Producer Kazutoki Kono said, “It’s our 20th anniversary, and that is sort of a milestone for Ace Combat. So, using ‘7’ is really important for the brand, as it’s setting our position for future direction.”
What do you think about Ace Combat 7 also coming to PC and Xbox One?