Pre-orders have gone live on Amazon for the upcoming Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown after publisher Bandai Namco officially announced that the flight simulator game is coming to the Xbox One and PCs (via Steam) later this year.
The upcoming launch of Ace Combat 7 on Xbox One and PC will mark the first time that a traditional game in the Ace Combat series goes multiplatform since the arrival of Ace Combat 6 on the Xbox 360 in 2007. That means the new franchise will be bringing its mix of gigantic flying fortresses, impressive soundtracks, and realistic combat jets to your PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
While Ace Combat 7 hits multiple platforms later this year, the game has some missions up its sleeve exclusive to PS4 users. Bandai Namco’s flight simulation series continues in Ace Combat 7 for the current generation of gaming consoles. Sunao Katabuchi, who wrote the script for the PlayStation 2 editions of Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, took the same role for the game’s single-player campaign mode.
Game retains original features with stunning visuals
Eric Hartness, vice president of marketing at Bandai Namco, said:
“With over 20 years of franchise history; Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown continues to deliver authentic yet accessible flight combat action to gamers around the world. This latest version of the game delivers amazing visuals and intense gameplay, all wrapped in a unique and compelling storyline. We look forward to seeing players suit up, strap in, and take their place as ace pilots.”
You can watch the game’s trailer below, which promises the return of several fictional settings for its campaigns and of other features such as the online multiplayer dogfights and a one-on-one local versus mode. The trailer also shows off what the game has in store for players – brave heroes, impossible odds, daredevil missions, and a grand soundtrack. Here’s hoping that the Ace Combat 7 will achieve the same feat as it did in the late 2000s on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360.