New Ace Combat 7 Gameplay Focuses on VR-Mode

Bandai Namco has shared new gameplay for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.

Featured above, the new gameplay focuses entirely on the game’s PlayStation VR-enabled mode, where you’ll be able to play the game from a completely new perspective.

The upcoming sequel takes place a decade after the events of Ace Combat 5. There will be some elements from both the fourth and fifth games in there to please fans – however newcomers will be able to enjoy it as well. You can read more about the game’s story in our previous report.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime next year.

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  • One of the m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶i̶d̶e̶a̶l̶ only uses for VR I think.

  • Thoon Thoon

    This legit might be the thing to get me into VR. It looks like it could actually be a meaty game experience and not a crappy demo.

    Its brilliant too, solves all the you moving problems, why arent there more VR Jet/Mech/Tank/Etc games?

  • Mr0303

    From what I’ve played there are quite a few mech/tank games for VR. Battlezone, Archangel and Starblood Arena are good examples for that.

  • Mr0303

    From what I’ve heard this mode is done really well. I was getting the game anyway, but this is a nice bonus.

  • Crizzyeyes

    There are plenty of VR enabled air combat games if you actually bothered to look… We had this thing called TrackIR before VR even existed, which was an infrared tracker severely limited by its single tracking camera.

  • porkbun

    Keep in mind you CANNOT play the entire game in VR. It’s a seperate mode with side stories.

  • That blows.

  • RPG

    Now this is a VR experience I can get exited about. This and the Battlefront VR X-wing experience have been the only things that have really made me interested in PSVR. I did hear Rush of Blood was alright though.

  • Justin Williams

    Farpoint is my #1 PSVR pick. Great use of the tech.

  • Justin Williams

    I have a had a few friends who kinda dissed on PSVR (and VR in general) as a fad or whatever…. then they came over and actually played it and while they didn’t run out and buy one they left totally understanding the appeal. Most of the haters either don’t have one/ can’t afford, or are just chronically unsatisfied.

  • RPG

    I have heard that sentiment shared by some others as well. The reception on the game itself seemed mixed, but as a tech showcase, I heard it was quite good.

  • Justin Williams

    Without VR it would be a pretty generic fps…but with VR and the positional audio it really becomes better than the sum of its parts in a way screen grabs or vids can’t show. It is very immersive and engaging.

  • PSVR is crap. Vive is better but VR is shitty in general.