It’s nearly time to jump into the cockpit of elite jets with the new Ace Combat 7 PSVR support. Before you do that, though, check out this behind the scenes video of its development.
This six-minute clip takes an in-depth look at the new game’s VR campaign, which is exclusive to PSVR. In it, Brand Director Kazutoki Kono and VR Producer Jun Tamaoki talk about the history of the project. Ace Combat 7 was first announced all the way back at the 2015 edition of the PlayStation Experience. Even then it had VR support but, as Tamaoki explains, an early version was scrapped for feeling ‘tacked on’.
Instead, the team moved to make a native VR campaign exclusive to the headset. It’s undoubtedly much shorter than the campaign in the main game but it offers a more immersive experience. We’ve gone hands-on with this mode a handful of times and we think it’s nothing less than a blockbuster game with production values rarely seen in VR
It’s pretty interesting to see the work that went into making this experience tick. A VR flight combat game seems like a no-brainer but, clearly, making it a reality was no easy task. That might go some way to explaining why there isn’t more of it. The video also gives you a detailed look at an Air Show mode, which allows you to enjoy other pilots doing fancy tricks.
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown launches this Friday, January 18th. We’ll have a full review of the game’s PSVR campaign around that time.