From Software: No Plans to End Armored Core Series Right Now, Please Be Patient

Despite the Souls franchise becoming the bread and butter for Japanese developer From Software, many gaming enthusiasts became fans of the studio for their Armored Core franchise, the mecha-action franchise that pioneered an entirely new genre two decades ago.

It’s been several years since the last game, however, the developer hasn’t put the IP to rest just yet.

From Software staff Yasunori Ogura appeared in a 20th anniversary broadcast for the series, in which he said that while he cannot reveal anything at this moment, he said their company has no plans of ending the Armored Core series with its current timeline. He naturally said he hopes fans can be patient for a new game.

The last game in the series, Armored Core: Verdict Day (pictured), was released back in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Finally, Ogura also confirmed in a separate tweet a 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 theme for Armored Core is being released in Japan on December 5th.

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  • Anon_Amous

    Best possible news. I’m good on souls for now fam, please gib mecha.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    Make a Armored Core with VR support with cockpit view and I’ll throw my money at them

  • John Smith

    Are you ready for the dark souls of the mecha genre?

  • JellyfishMonarch

    so. problem is we haven’t had ‘good’ mecha game since… gundam versus? and that wasn’t that great. could say gundam breaker 3 but that was early last year. could say titanfall 2 but… eh. that was also last year. and i’m not giving a dime to mechwarrior online because while it might look good the gameplay is kinda lacking.

    so… we’ve been kinda lacking in mecha games

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Project Nimbus is coming soonish.

  • Are our Eyes Real?

    Wasn’t Gundam Versus released this year…?

    Personally the last Mecha games I had fun playing were Mechwarrior 2 and Chromehounds. And I just realized both are more than a decade old.

    Damn.

  • Just male sure to use UE4.

  • 13penguins

    That kind of gameplay isn’t really AC’s style.
    Chromehounds, Mechwarrior, or Steel Battalion would be perfect fits for VR though. Too bad 2 of those are basically abandoned franchises.

  • Godmars

    Its been coming “soonish” for years now.

  • ProxyDoug

    Yeah! Calm your tits!

  • alterku

    Gundam breaker 3 break edition scratches the musou and customization itch, but doesn’t really compare to armored core; different types of games. I haven’t enjoyed AC so much since they made the focus basically exclusively gottagofast instead of the specialization of the core’s abilities, but totally willing to see what the next one brings.

  • That actually sounds great! I would pay for that.

  • Hope you know it won’t be on Vita.

  • A competent dev can make a good game with QBaisc. Engine plays little real detriment in development.

  • arkthe9tailedfox

    actually in AC3 they implemented a first person mode for the game and i can tell you it was a bit difficult an scary somewhat

  • Tech Flum

    100% excited for this one! AC:V was a bit ehh and the whole “always online ongoing war” thing just meant going back to replay it feels like the games gutted now.

    From’s got a lot more clout now a days and I’m hoping it’ll give them a bit more push when making AC:VI to give it much more polish, maybe make a few longer missions and it’d be fantastic.

  • Aren’t Mechs in Armoured Core piloted using psychokinesis? I know the ones in 4 and 4A are. 1st person VR in a game where you control a giant robot with your brain sounds like it’d be disorienting as fuck.

  • Gundam breaker 3’s customization is secretly really shallow. It hides behind the fact that it has a million parts and colours, but which parts you can change is actually fairly limited. It is baffling because MS Saga for the PS2 had more actual customization in terms of what you were allowed to replace and how you did so.

  • Leandro Teixeira

    I know but they could make it an option for those seeking either realism or a more difficult experience. IIRC (because it’s been years since I played a Armored Cor game) the game was already pretty damn difficult so the 1st person mode could really kick it up a notch

  • Leandro Teixeira

    Well I didn’t say literally FPS through the eyes of the mech, just make so like if you are inside the mech controling like a Gundam for example.