Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown VR Trailer Highlights Customization, Dogfighting

Ace Combat 7

New PlayStation VR gameplay has emerged for Bandai Namco’s upcoming Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for PC, PS4 and PSVR. The new footage isn’t very long and clocks in at just under two minutes, but it does give gamers a glimpse into what they can expect from the VR aspects of the Unreal Engine 4-powered flight sim.

The video starts with the player on a runway witnessing all sorts of crazy action taking place. It then switches over to give gamers a look at the different planes and the customization you can utilize before heading into a level. This allows you to outfit your plane with a number of different missiles and armament, as well as partake in different starting points such as taking off on a naval carrier or at an airfield.

You can check out the trailer below.

The gameplay is briskly put on display where we see take-off and actual mid-air dogfighting. This includes some lock-on missile targeting, machine gun takedowns, and some spiffy flybys and evasive maneuvers through the environment.

I was curious if you could actually fly through the electrical lines or if they’re just there for show.

Graphically, Ace Combat 7’s VR mode is a lot more immersive and fleshed out than I thought it would be. The model designs don’t suffer from poor LOD optimization, and the sprite work for the explosions aren’t obviously one-dimensional.

The 60fps performance standard seems to be locked in, and Project Aces did a fine enough job making the VR movement and engagement seem like an integral part of the experience.

It’s not bad. I wouldn’t say that it’s groundbreaking or anything, and we still don’t know how well the VR aspect will coincide with the T. Flight Hotas One flight stick, so the verdict is still out on that.

Regardless of the tiny details, you can look for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown to launch January 18th, 2019 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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