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Mastering the Skies in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

What’s more beautiful than watching the clouds, sun and ocean beneath you? As you steer your fighter jet through the sky Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is a truly stunning videogame to experience and play in virtual reality (VR). Having played a few videogames on the PlayStation VR, this truly feels like you are flying in a fighter jet.From the makers of Project Cars 2, Bandai Namco have made Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown a truly immersive VR videogame by adding a dynamic weather system. This enables players to hide in cloud cover as storms scramble your enemies maps, it also means that you have to have lightning reactions to real life threats pilots face. For example a particular storm can frost your aircraft’s canopy with ice if your altitude is too high. Your reactions also have to be on top form in order to dodge and outmanoeuvre your enemies as they lock their missiles onto your aircraft.

Launching in 2018 on the PlayStation VR, the videogame feels similar to Eve: Valkyrie in the sense of being put into a cockpit of a flying vehicle.  Sadly this is not a full videogame experience for VR. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has no storyline or characters – rather it’s an arcade style fighting simulation. To find out more about the videogame stay tuned to VRFocus and watch the video below for a better understanding of the videogame.