On Saturday, during the keynote presentation of PlayStation Experience, we were treated to a rather awesome trailer of Ace Combat 7, that will be released next year exclusively for PS4.
The trailer was indeed lovely, but something is missing. At the end, when the “Ace Combat 7” logo is displayed, the trailer simply ends.
The Japanese and European versions of the trailer, on the other hand, have an extra glimpse on what appears to be a cutscene, with a character standing on a beach, lifting his or her hand towards the sky presumably to mimic flight. You can see it in the still image below, or in the trailer at the bottom of the post at 1:11.
There could be a million of reasons for the omission, which appears a bit strange mostly because the Japanese trailer is in English with subtitles.
Whoever was in charge of the North American video might have simply not noticed the bit after the title, and skipped it during encoding, or the calm moment after the adrenaline-filled aerial scenes might have been considered too anticlimactic for the keynote. For all we know, it might have been simply cut due to time constraints during the trailer-packed conference.
That said, you can see the full version. What does that scene actually portray? We probably won’t know until the game releases in 2017.
In the meanwhile, you can also check out a nice batch of screenshots, some details on PS4 Pro support, and more information on the return to the fictional world of Strangereal.