Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown game cover.jpg
Developer(s)Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Yuta Hamanaka
  • Masashi Koyanaga
Designer(s)Shinya Hirota
Programmer(s)Masaki Iwabuchi
Artist(s)Masato Kanno
Writer(s)Sunao Katabuchi
Composer(s)Keiki Kobayashi
SeriesAce Combat
EngineUnreal Engine 4
  • PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • January 18, 2019
  • Windows
  • February 1, 2019
Genre(s)Combat flight simulator
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown[a] is an upcoming combat flight action video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. An entry in the long-running Ace Combat series, it will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2019, and for Microsoft Windows the following month. The PlayStation 4 version will feature exclusive missions for PlayStation VR.


The game is set in 2019 during a conflict between the Osean Federation and the Kingdom of Erusea known as the Second Usean Continental War.[1] The player, callsigned "Trigger", fights for the Osean Air Defense Force against Erusea's unmanned drones. Trigger starts out as a member in Osea's Mage Squadron before being accused of murdering a former president and being sent to Osea's Spare Squadron, a penal military unit, for atonement.[2]

Development and release[edit]

Announced in 2015 and originally set to be released in 2017,[3][4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 18, 2019, and for Microsoft Windows on February 1, 2019.[5] The PlayStation 4 version will feature exclusive missions for PlayStation VR. Two-player local multiplayer will also be featured.[6][7][8] The game is the first of the series to use Unreal Engine 4.[9] Pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 will come with a free emulated copy of the PlayStation 2 game Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War to download from the PlayStation Store,[10] while Xbox One players will receive the Xbox 360 title Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation running through the Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature.


  1. ^ Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (エースコンバット7 スカイズ・アンノウン, Ēsu Konbatto 7: Sukaizu an'nōn)
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  3. ^ Butterworth, Scott. "Ace Combat 7 Coming Exclusively to PlayStation 4". GameSpot. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ Osborn, Alex. "Ace Combat 7 Delayed to 2018". IGN. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ Sato. "Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Takes Off On January 18 Release On PS4 And Xbox One". Siliconera. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  6. ^ "HIT THE AFTERBURNERS AND LIGHT UP THE SKIES IN BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT'S ACE COMBAT 7". Gamasutra. December 5, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Goldfarb, Andrew (December 5, 2015). "PSX 2015: ACE COMBAT 7 REVEALED". IGN. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  8. ^ "Ace Combat 7 Coming to Xbox One and PC, 'New Years Showcase' trailer - Gematsu". Retrieved 2017-01-26.
  9. ^ Palumbo, Alessio (December 8, 2015). "Ace Combat 7 Trailer Was Fully Real-time;Development At 20%". WCCFTech. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  10. ^ Lai, Pearl (Sep 18, 2018). "Ace Combat 7: Pre-Order to Get Free Ace Combat 5, PS4 Theme and More". PlayStation Blog. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Retrieved Sep 20, 2018.

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