PS VR2 Flight Sim Aces Of Thunder Announced By War Thunder Studio

War Thunder studio Gaijin has announced a brand new PS VR2 flight sim, Aces of Thunder, that promises to put you in the pilot's seat.

Published: March 9, 2023 9:05 AM /


A cockpit view of a plane in Aces of Thunder, a new PS VR2 flight sim

War Thunder studio Gaijin Entertainment has announced a brand new PS VR2 flight sim. Aces of Thunder promises to let you "experience the thrill of aerial combat like never before", and it's in development right now for Sony's new VR headset, although we don't have a release window for it yet.

In the announcement trailer, Gaijin describes Aces of Thunder as "a dedicated flight sim game" for VR. There's no mention of PS VR2 exclusivity, so there's a good chance we'll see this one appear on other VR systems as well, but Gaijin says it's been "made specifically with capabilities of PlayStation VR2 in mind". You can check out the announcement trailer right here.

According to Gaijin, Aces of Thunder will feature "physically accurate flight and damage models" derived from War Thunder, so if you like that game, you can look forward to similar systems here. The game will be played entirely from the cockpit view of your aircraft and will give you complete control over the flight systems, so you'll need to be a skilled pilot to survive.

You'll be able to choose from a range of legendary World War II planes, including the British Spitfire and the American P-51 Mustang, and you'll be able to fly them in "different competitive online game modes" like one-on-one duels and team-versus-team battles. There's no mention of single-player content, so it looks like this one might be online-only.

Gaijin says we should "stay tuned" for a release date announcement, so it sounds like we'll get to know when Aces of Thunder arrives pretty soon. In the meantime, you can head over to the PlayStation Store page and add it to your wishlist so you don't miss out. Keep an eye on TechRaptor for more info about this one as well.

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