- One of the themes of this game seems to be the conflict between machines and humans. How do you show these machines on screen? How do we know, apart from visually, that we're up against a machine and not another human pilot?
MK: Not long ago, we discussed this aspect with Hirota. Since a machine doesn't have the human body's biological limitations, they can perform extreme maneuvers. So you'll see their aircraft doing impossible moves, and you'll know they're machines.
KI: The aircraft flown by humans are easily identifiable by their behavior, the way they turn, etc. The unmanned ones are erratic from a human perspective, since they can perform maneuvers that are impossible for humans. They make aerial engagements into a different experience from previous games.
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