Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown to Include Multiplayer, but not for VR

ONe of the first big videogame releases of 2019 is about to take place next week, with Bandai Namco due to launch Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for Xbox and PlayStation 4 with additional PlayStation VR support. Today, the publisher has announced that the title will also feature an additional multiplayer mode for players to take on each other in PvP combat.

The multiplayer mode will allow up to eight players to go head to head in aerial dogfights, in either a free for all Deathmatch mode, and also a Team Deathmatch mode too. Players will have 28 aircraft to choose from (with additional aircraft available as part of the Deluxe Edition and as a preorder bonus) plus the ability to highly customise their craft with more than 100 enhanced parts and weapons to finely tune their combat style.

And for those who like to add a little flair to their vehicle, a nickname can be included alongside 300 emblems.

To keep the matches dynamic, if you happen to be ranked first during the fight then you’ll be highlighted and have a bounty placed on your head. This will mean that should you get shot down the player that does so will score more points than usual. This will mean players will need to think and act fast to attain the most kills and points before the match ends.

While this does sound awesome, unfortunately, if you happen to be playing Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PlayStation VR you won’t be able to take advantage of the multiplayer mode, you’ll have to go back to the normal boring flat screen.

This is because while PlayStation 4 system players will be able to play a full campaign in standard mode, PlayStation VR access is limited to exclusive and dedicated content with specific missions developed for the virtual reality (VR) headset.

For flight fans don’t forget that Thrustmaster has launched the T.Flight Hotas Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown Edition,  available at a suggested retail price of £74.99 GBP.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be available from 18th January, 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and 1st  February for PC. Check out the new multiplayer trailer below, and for any further updates ahead of launch, keep reading VRFocus.