Original here: http://gnn.gamer.com.tw/9/125559.html
So drawfag will do his best to keep the facts correct while keeping the nature of the dialogue true to character:
This Taiwanese game site called GNN visited Scamco HQ and managed to stalk and harass kono-kun. Here's goes:
Since AC6 in Nov 2007, it's been 8 years since AC got a proper console sequel. Utilizes Unreal Engine 4 and trueSKY tech to achieve realistic weather/scenery and the feeling of free flight combat
(lol, we totally use this engine because the summer lesson and tekken project probably worked out the pipeline for us)
Kono-chan: AC7 more or less carries the burden of the series being the project that comes out on its 20th anniversary. The new mechanism involves "the interaction of cloud". AC7 will emphasize different kind of cloud, they are not just things in the sky for show.... Different cloud will do different things to flight control. Also changing weather will affect the battlefield, bringing more unpredictability.
(Possible gimmicks, that can go horribly wrong YAY!)
In addition, in the past, dogfight usually breaks down to a game of snatching other player's tails...in this sequel, puri-puri-kono-san hopes that player can utilize cloud, weather, and "changes in missile tracking" (no, I did not make that term up and this sounds terrifying) to bring more freshness to the game. He also hope through fighter jet customization, players can customize their own plane
(yay, means to sell moar dlc!)
Kono-sama also mentioned AC7 is still in early stage of the project, and its about 20% in (inb4 this comes out after half life 3.) The team is still exploring how to use the power of PS VR to bring player new experience (BASICALLY WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK WE ARE DOING WITH THIS TECH)
As for MP. They have specified any details, but will confirm that things like 4v4 and team death match will be in. They want to empahsize on squadron combat. However, nationwise battle or random battle hasnt been really considered (note: I am not sure how accurate the previous sentence is)
(Basically, GUYS, ACI has the MP DEVELOPMENT CUT SHORT FOR US, YATTA!)
As for what planes will be in? What is the criteria of putting a plane in?
Kono claims they are using ACS thread as source of inspiration
Basically they are incorporating all the main/representative planes from each nation. However, they need the approval from each nation/manufacturer before they can include plane. Included aircrafts so far are raptor-tan, hornet-chan, and sugoi-30
Kono also mentioned he has the biggest plane boner for flanker series like Su-37 and Su-27.
Now GNN asks Kono-sama, "How about the taiwanese Not!f-18xF-5 (IDF FIGHTER)
Kono replies: Holy shit u guise have that, I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT YOU BAKA GAIJIN, and we will research into it when I go back to glorious nippon" (translation: this will never be done.)
Lastly they are considering Chinese version etc. etc.