New Ace Combat 7 Shows Off PlayStation VR Gameplay

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is set to release in 2018, and it’ll be one of the major third-party titles that’ll support PlayStation VR. Publisher Bandai Namco just released a new video showing off how the flight combat game will play in virtual reality. Players will get to go right into the cockpit, and the studio is promising “unpreceddented levels of immersion.”

Check out the Ace Combat 7 PSVR gameplay trailer below:

For even more on flight combat game, check out our Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown preview. Here’s a snippet of what Louis Edwards had to say about Bandai Namco’s latest entry in the series:

As I sat in the cockpit waiting my turn to take-off from the aircraft carrier, I realized that with this many knobs and switches, jet pilots must have some serious brain power in order to remember which button did what and which switches needed flipped in order to not crash in the middle of the ocean upon being slung off the deck of this massive ship. Luckily for me, all I had to do was press R2 and pull back on the left analog stick in order to not go swimming in a seventy million dollar or so jet. Once airborne, the heads-up display kept me abreast of my air speed and altitude, and as long as I didn’t stay in the clouds too long, gave me a crisp and clear view of the world. Flying through cloud cover has a tendency to cause moisture buildup on the canopy and can limit your field of vision.

The demo had me taking on enemy aircraft in an F/A 18F Super Hornet, over an area called Chopinburg in an attempt to recover control of a space elevator. Not all of the enemy aircraft were manned, though, as some fighter drones were also in the area. This is an interesting concept as the drones could pull off maneuvers that are humanly impossible. They could go from being in front of you, to being on your ass in a matter of seconds using a move that creates more G’s than a space shuttle launch. These aircraft add a new dimension to dog fighting, and ups the difficulty level to a new standard.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is set to release in 2018.