Bandai Namco and the Project ACES team have just announced that Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has been delayed to 2018. According to the press release, the development has been working hard on ACE COMBAT 7 and in order to achieve the vision it has set for the game it decided to move the launch of it to 2018.
As Kazutoki Kono said:
“We would have loved to launch ACE COMBAT 7 at the end of 2017 as we originally intended, but doing so would compromise our goal for the game. We take our art very seriously and that means we have instead chosen to devote additional time and effort to perfect and optimize this newest chapter of the ACE COMBAT saga. The combination of the Unreal 4 Engine and the power of current generation consoles and PC hardware have literally opened the “skies of opportunity” to us to develop the best ACE COMBAT experience to-date. At no other time in ACE COMBAT’s 20+ year history has gaming technology allowed us to deliver the minute details of flight combat – such as cloud cover and air currents – or give players a new way to experience dogfights and attack sorties through hardware such as the new PlayStation VR.”
Bandai Namco will have a lot more information and details to share in the coming months, starting at E3 2017 where it plans to reveal a brand-new demo showcasing one of the non-VR missions in Ace Combat 7 for the first time ever.