Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownBy Rick Lane @ Bit-Tech

There’s something refreshingly straightforward about Ace Combat 7. At a time when almost every AAA game needs to be a an open, shared, hybrid single and multiplayer world that’s competitive but also team-based with persistently evolving gameplay, a compelling endgame and a drone that serves you drinks while you play, Ace Combat 7 is about Flying a Cool Plane and Blowing Stuff Up.

Read on…

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownPC based pilots, your day has come! Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is now officially cleared for take-off on STEAM. Having garnered an 81 Metacritic score for both the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One versions, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is set to deliver the explosive dogfighting action, deep storyline, and beautifully rendered aircraft the franchise is known for, to PC players to experience and enjoy.

Head over to YouTube to witness the action that’s set to unfold in the PC version of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is available now in the Americas for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM.

Now, buckle up for take-off, we’ll see you in the skies!

To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website.

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownSource: Blue’s News

Another new video from Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown offers a developer diary for the upcoming aerial combat game. They call this Dev Diary #1, but with the game due on consoles Friday and on PC on February 1st, there’s not much time for many additional entries. Here’s word on this one:

“Fly behind the scenes of ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN with this exclusive interview of the Ace team, featuring Brand Director Kazutoki Kono, and learn more about the making of the game.” All the developer commentary is in their native Japanese, but handy English subtitles are used throughout.

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownThe art of aerial dogfighting is one of the most dynamic forms of combat, experienced in three dimensions, setting the stage for a highly unique and challenging battleground. Now, with Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s multiplayer mode, players can enter dogfights with their friends and coordinate battle strategy to take out opposing players.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s multiplayer mode will consist of two gameplay variants; the first variant takes on a team death match format featuring 4 vs. 4 dogfights. The second multiplayer variant takes on a traditional death match format, enabling up to eight players to blow each other out of the sky. In both multiplayer modes, only players with skill, guile, and determination will taste victory!

Click here to check out the multiplayer action in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website.

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownAce Combat franchise director Kazutoki Kono announced in an open letter addressed to fans that Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is being delayed until sometime in 2018. Here’s that letters content:

Dear Ace Combatants,

I wanted to take this opportunity to speak with you directly, our loyal ACE COMBAT fans, and give you a first-hand update on the launch timing for ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN.

The Project ACES team and I have been working hard on ACE COMBAT 7 and we’re determined to achieve the vision we have set for the game. To reach that vision, we have decided to move the launch of ACE COMBAT 7 to 2018.

We would have loved to launch ACE COMBAT 7 at the end of 2017 as we originally intended, but doing so would compromise our goal for the game. We take our art very seriously and that means we have instead chosen to devote additional time and effort to perfect and optimize this newest chapter of the ACE COMBAT saga. The combination of the Unreal 4 Engine and the power of current generation consoles and PC hardware have literally opened the “skies of opportunity” to us to develop the best ACE COMBAT experience to-date. At no other time in ACE COMBAT’s 20+ year history has gaming technology allowed us to deliver the minute details of flight combat – such as cloud cover and air currents – or give players a new way to experience dogfights and attack sorties through hardware such as the new PlayStation VR.

We’ll have a lot more information and details to share with you in the coming months, starting at E3 2017 where we plan to reveal a brand-new demo showcasing one of the non-VR missions in ACE COMBAT 7 for the first time ever!

On behalf of the entire Project ACES team, I want to thank you all for your patience and for your continued support.

Sincerely,
Kazutoki Kono – ACE COMBAT Franchise Director

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is currently rated PEGI 16. The game will be coming for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website.

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownThe highly anticipated return of the storied ACE COMBAT series seeks to enlist fighter pilots across multiple platforms

Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is excited to announce that Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be coming to Xbox One and STEAM®. Already announced for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown puts gamers in the cockpit of advanced war planes and 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.

Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s in-house Project Aces team based in Tokyo, Japan and utilizing Unreal Engine™ 4 with a unique and brand new dynamic feature, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown applies the latest evolution of its graphics engine in conjunction with the power of the latest generation of gaming consoles and PCs to create immersive aerial battlefields. 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. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown also marks the return of Sunao Katabuchi as the lead writer behind the fictional storyline that players will experience in the game. Previously, Sunao Katabuchi wrote the storylines for both Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is currently rated PEGI 16. The game will be coming for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. PlayStation 4 system players will be able to play portions of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown and experience exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation®VR. To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website.