Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Is No Longer A PS4 Exclusive
Bandai Namco dropping announcement bombs.
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Previously only announced as releasing on PlayStation 4, it was confirmed today that Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be also be coming to Xbox One and PC.
The press releases still don’t include a release date, so it's not clear at this stage whether there is a timed exclusivity window for the PS4, or if it will be a day-and-date release on all three platforms. We've reached out to Bandai Namco for comment.
One thing the release did make clear, though, was there would still be some exclusive content available for PS4 players, as long as they have a PlayStation VR: "PlayStation 4 system players will be able to play Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown and experience exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation VR."
In a recent interview with GameSpot, Ace Combat 7 producer Kazutoki Kono confirmed that the series would be returning to the "Strangereal," stepping away from the real-world setting used in the most recent entries in the series. "Real world is very easy to make credible, easy to believe. But there are so many constraints as a game. On the other hand if it's a hypothetical world, lots of additional setup is needed, but there is a lot of freedom within it," he said.
Kono also isn't all that big on dragons, it seems. "I've seen so many plans for making fantasy shooting experiences using the Ace Combat Engine," he said. "But none of them have ever been convincing enough for us to fully accept. I've seen about 20 or 30 concepts where players can fly a dragon. But it's so boring!"
Read the full interview with our own Edmond Tran for more thoughts from Kono on the Strangereal.