The new Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown trailer is promising to take us right into the danger zone. Once you’ve got the awesomely melodramatic, anime-inspired solo campaign out of the way, Ace Combat 7 is also packing a multiplayer component for some competitive dogfighting.
Both Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch are going to be available, allowing up to eight players to face off in the skies. A grand total of 28 aircraft will be available to choose from, alongside over 100 enhanced parts and weapons to customise them with, as well as the usual cosmetics.
Following the traditional Most Wanted ruleset found in other games, players that are higher up the scoreboard will be highlighted in-game and will have a bounty on their heads. Killing the top player grants a bigger score bonus, leveling the playing field somewhat.
Ace Combat 7 comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 18th. Unfortunately, PC players are going to have to wait a little longer to see what the fuss is all about. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is out a few weeks later on PC than consoles, taking off on February 1st. At least that gives plenty of time to find out whether it’s a game that’s living up to expectations.
In the meantime be sure to give the Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown PC system requirements a gander. They’re not an overly demanding set of specs to be honest, although on PC it seems we’ve got no VR version to worry about.