Today, publisher Bandai Namco and developer Project Aces announced that Ace Combat 7 — now known fully as Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown — one of the PS4’s most prominent third party exclusive games, will no longer be a PS4 exclusive. The latest installment in the iconic series will now also be coming to Xbox One and PC as well.
As you may remember earlier this month, Taiwan Game Software Rating Information board leaked a rating for the game on Xbox One. Shortly after the leak, the Xbox One rating page was quickly taken down, while the PS4 one remained, making it appear like Bandai Namco was trying to cover a future announcement. And alas, it was.
Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America had the following to say about the announcement:
“We’re excited to announce our plans to bring the battle for air superiority in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown to Xbox One and Steam. 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.”
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown notably was not only a PS4 exclusive, but a PlayStation VR exclusive. In regards to VR, it might still be a PS VR exclusive. However, now that the game is coming to PC as well, it could also come to either the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Whether or not this will happen, is anyone’s best guess. At the moment, Bandai Namco hasn’t said anything about the game coming to additional VR platforms, but the door may be open now.
Lastly, a new trailer for the game, titled “New Years Showcase” has been released. You can check it out below: