Following a success on Ace Combat title from 2019, Bandai Namco and Project Aces have confirmed that they are working on its sequel ‘Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’. This new was revealed when the game’s YouTube channel posted an ‘Anniversary special program digest version of highlights’ and stated that ‘the main story will be released soon!’. Fans were not able to get any story details or subtitle of the game but are sure that the game will feature an expanded and younger teams of Aces.
“Project Aces staff will of course continue to be involved in the development of this new project, but as we celebrate 25 years and three million copies sold, we’ve come to understand we have many fans of all tastes. Our small team can’t handle it all alone, so we’re looking to expand the Ace Combat team in a big way.”; said Kazutoki Kono, Ace Combat series producer.
And in response about forming business alliance with ILCA he said; “That’s why we want to form a business alliance with ILCA, who will become more deeply involved in the Ace Combat series than ever before, and create a new Ace Combat. We hope this opportunity will allow us to add even more staff to the Project Aces team.” ILCA developers are currently working on projects like The Idolmaster: Starlit Season as well as on Pokémon Brilliant Dian and Pokémon Shining Pearl
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“More than anything, I hope fans are happy to know that the next game is underway. With this new staff, we’re creating a new Ace Combat—a new era. I don’t know where we’ll be in the next 25 years, but the Ace Combat series will continue, and to everyone who supports us and creates with me—I will continue to give it my all.” Said Kono in his closing statement.
And recently, Ace Combat 7: Skies sold over 2.5 million units since its release in January 2019. Also, Ace Combat 8 has already been officially announce as in development, but Project Aces said that they are also working on a new DLC for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown as well.
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