Ace Combat 4 and 5 PS4 Remakes Would be "Very Tricky" to Release According to Ace Combat 7 Producer

Back in April, Ace Combat 7 Producer Kazutoki Kono asked his followers on Twitter which Ace Combat games they would like to see remade on modern hardware. The result leaned heavily towards  Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War, with Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere following.

Since Ace 4 and Ace 5 are among the most beloved titles of the series, and they really could use a visual overhaul from their PS2 graphics, DualShockers asked Kono-san whether a PS4 remake for either or both games is on the menu.

“In terms of remakes, I’m very thankful that there are a lot of fans and voices saying “hey, we want to experience the story again.” Should the chance present itself, I would certainly like to examine it, but there are a lot of tricky issues that we took on with the past wars, thematically, so it would be a very tricky thing to navigate.

But if the chance presents itself, then I would like to explore it, absolutely.”

Looks like we’ll have to wait and see if anything of this front ever happens, maybe in the wake of a possible successful launch of Ace Combat 7. One thing is for sure: while remakes might not come, the new game appears to be very close to the beloved approach of Ace Combat 4 and Ace Combat 5, so my hype and hope are literally through the clouds.

Yes, I made a pun.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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