In possibly the biggest departure from the traditional Clancy stable yet, Air Combat, as the name suggests, will focus on mid-air battling. It will be designed to gently ease players into the action before allowing them to turn off all the piloting assistance for a more realistic experience.
“Ubisoft has an unrivalled track record of creating and sustaining new brands,” Ubisoft’s chief creative officer Serge Hascoet stated. “Our commitment to refreshing our catalogue with regular introduction of new IP is what keeps gamers coming back for more.
“With this new brand we’re redefining the aerial combat genre and extending the Tom Clancy universe to deliver a compelling new action title to next-generation gamers.”
The MD of Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio Sebastien Delen added: “We are confident that this new brand will become the new benchmark for flight combat games and will be, like other Tom Clancy based games, an instant online multiplayer hit.
“The player will experience all the action and excitement of modern air combat, from intense dog fighting to tactical strikes.”