Ace Combat 6 now backwards compatible on Xbox One

As we are nearing the release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on Xbox One, Major Nelson announced today that the previous title in the series, Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, is now backwards compatible with the Xbox One.

For people who have purchased or pre-order Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on Xbox One, a digital copy will be included as a bonus for a limited time.

Here’s an overview of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, via Xbox Live:

Witness high definition graphics rendering the world around you into super realistic war zones, made possible only by next generation processing power. Lead not only aerial combat units but also naval and ground combat units to victory. Massive conflicts unfold on a “living battlefield” integrated by the “Dynamic Operation System” where up to six independent aerial, ground, and naval battles can break out at once as allies and enemies clash in real-time.

Aside from the digital copy being backwards compatible, take note that those who have the original disc can also play the game using it- it will download the game to your hard drive.

Excited for Ace Combat 7? The game will be released on January 18, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Here’s an overview of the game:

Developed utilizing Unreal Engine™ 4 and trueSKY™ technology, ACE COMBAT 7 leverages the power of the newest generation gaming consoles and is poised to blow players away with the latest evolution of its graphics engine. Beautifully rendered cloud-filled skies and highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of unparalleled speed and set the stage for the most engaging aerial battles in the franchise’s storied 20 year history. ACE COMBAT 7 will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern super weapons and formidable enemies that the series is known for. Aces who have proven their combat prowess in ACE COMBAT 7’s campaign mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious online multiplayer battles.

PlayStation®4 players will be further immersed in ACE COMBAT 7’s realism through exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation®VR.

“ACE COMBAT 7 delivers the culmination of 20 years of aerial combat game development expertise, resulting in the most realistic and exciting ACE COMBAT game to date,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “It’s no small feat for any video game franchise to thrive over two decades; ACE COMBAT’s longevity lies in its ability to deliver authentic and intense flight combat action, presented through amazing visuals, all wrapped in a unique and compelling storyline. We look forward to seeing players suit up and become ace pilots.”

Check back with us near the release date for our review coverage of the game.