In time for the 20th anniversary of the franchise, Bandai Namco has unveiled Ace Combat 7. The title will feature a campaign, online multiplayer battles and VR component.
HIT THE AFTERBURNERS AND LIGHT UP THE SKIES IN
BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT’S ACE COMBAT 7
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary; the Storied Ace Combat Franchise Returns to Deliver Intense Super Sonic Aerial Combat Action on a New Generation of Gaming Hardware
SAN JOSE, Calif., (December 5, 2015) – Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is pleased to announce that ACE COMBAT 7 is in development at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s internal development studios in Tokyo, Japan. ACE COMBAT 7 marks the franchise’s first outing on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Putting gamers in the cockpit of the most advanced war planes ever developed, ACE COMBAT 7 delivers the fiercest air combat experience ever through photorealistic visuals, intense dog-fighting action, a multitude of authentic and futuristic aircraft to fly, and an immersive storyline.
Developed utilizing Unreal Engine™ 4 and trueSKY™ technology, ACE COMBAT 7 leverages the power of the newest generation gaming consoles and is poised to blow players away with the latest evolution of its graphics engine. Beautifully rendered cloud-filled skies and highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of unparalleled speed and set the stage for the most engaging aerial battles in the franchise’s storied 20 year history. ACE COMBAT 7 will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern super weapons and formidable enemies that the series is known for. Aces who have proven their combat prowess in ACE COMBAT 7’s campaign mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious online multiplayer battles.
PlayStation®4 players will be further immersed in ACE COMBAT 7’s realism through exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation®VR.
“ACE COMBAT 7 delivers the culmination of 20 years of aerial combat game development expertise, resulting in the most realistic and exciting ACE COMBAT game to date,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “It’s no small feat for any video game franchise to thrive over two decades; ACE COMBAT’s longevity lies in its ability to deliver authentic and intense flight combat action, presented through amazing visuals, all wrapped in a unique and compelling storyline. We look forward to seeing players suit up and become ace pilots.”
what's talked about in the eurogamer seems most like info already out there in one way or another, like hardware features that were introduced in the polaris, and the ms e3 slides. (0 minute ago)
@GriftGFX: Enjoyed BF1 for a short period of time but it's one of my least played games in the series. Uninstalled it late november. (0 minute ago)
@KORNdog: Well they were right about the switch, so.. (12 minutes ago)
This guy says he has seen documents dated E3 2016 too and things since then have changed, fwiw. [url] (17 minutes ago)
@Moonwalker: probabaly becasue it's still pretty bare bones info with a lot of assumptions on DF's part. I think they just want to seem like they're ahead of the curve. (21 minutes ago)
@Moonwalker: the video claimed it was "freely available on microsoft's developer portal". (22 minutes ago)
@KORNdog: not according to someone on Neogaf, it's from after E3 but wasn't known until now or something. So why didn't this leak then right away? (24 minutes ago)