Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s multiplayer modes detailed in full

Get your squad ready for Bandai Namco’s aerial combat sequel, out next week

Not afraid of heights? Good, as it’s almost time to take to the skies in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown! On 18th January, you will be able to strap yourself in the cockpit of the most advanced war planes, navigate through treacherous clouds and engage in fierce dog fights with friends by your side. Or enemies.

Ace Combat 7’s multiplayer allows up to eight players to join the aerial battle in either Team Death matches or Battle Royal game mode. Of course, before you take flight and rule the skies of Strangereal, you will want to make an impression on your foes: just as in the campaign mode, you will be able to customise your aircraft with a wide range of options, including items exclusive to the multiplayer mode. These items will increase the efficiency of your aircraft and weapon to give you the edge in combat.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown promises intense dog-fighting in beautifully rendered cloud-filled skies and highly detailed cityscapes. The photorealistic scenery enhances the sense of unparalleled speed and sets the stage for the most engaging face-offs in the franchise’s storied 20 year history.

To upgrade your aircraft’s capabilities and show off to your rivals while performing daring aerial stunts, you will be able to choose from more than 100 types of enhanced parts, 120 emblems and 190 nicknames. Once you’ve loaded your plane with the coolest arsenal and given yourself a fearsome look and alias, make sure to build a strategy to prove your worth as a pilot.

The basic rule of survival in Ace Combat 7? Shoot down, or be shot down. Easy enough to remember. Take down the enemies that come into visual range, but also make sure to find out who you need to target first to come out on top.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Your victories will be celebrated – players with the highest rankings will be decorated with a star mark. This will also make them prime targets in battle, as you will be rewarded with high scores for taking them down!

So, are you ready to pick your fighter, gather your comrades and pilot the skies of Strangereal? We hope you are, because the wait is almost over – you will be clear to engage on 18th January 2019.

For further immersion in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s realism, solo players will be able to complete exclusive missions developed specifically for PlayStation VR.

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If you could make the entire game playable in VR, that’d be great.

MiseryPrincess 11 January, 2019 @ 00:24

Namco, like Capcom basically dropped VR in all their titles after headsets sales were 1/6th of the Vitas, this title only just about made it.

If they thought they’d get any kind of return on the extra development costs they’d bother with it. However, as everyone knows, the few users aren’t going to translate into significantly more sales so they wont.

If the joystick was a reasonable price…..45ish.

75 is too much

Guyver_Unit_4 15 January, 2019 @ 21:49

Lol past joysticks were like $140

Will there be a playable demo?

Guyver_Unit_4 15 January, 2019 @ 21:54

while Bandai Namco did bring a demo at Pax West when asked there they said “there are no plans to make the demo public”. It was probably running on dev kits and would involve additional development which they did not want to take time away from working on the full game to do.

Which joystick do you want for this? I havent tried one since early PC years :)

Thrustmaster got a HOTAS 4, Hori got a HOTAS 7, the later twice as expensive.


PS4 only supports the HOTAS 4.


The description on Hori Ace Combat 7 Hotas says it work on both PC and Ps4, but its still a big expensive for me. Have you tried the Hotas 4? :)


Yea, I use it all the time for Elite Dangerous. After a while the ball joint will need re-greasing as it becomes squeaky after use, but other than that it’s pretty solid. Also works with Warthunder.

I’m not getting the Ace Combat branded version as branded stuff like that generally tends to be bad, plus compatibility with other games is unknown.

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DukeBlackadder 16 January, 2019 @ 18:18

It’s really unfortunate this is not a full PSVR game. I have been looking forward to this game, but with this extremely limited VR support I will wait for the price to drop significantly. I am not going to play the non-VR parts anyway.

We need multi player in vr.. Why do we in vr only get add ons???

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