Ubisoft reveals new Clancy franchise

Sept 25, 2007

Ubisoft has revealed a new franchise under its Tom Clancy banner, the not so snappily-named Tom Clancy's Air Combat, coming to next-gen consoles and PC.

Set in the near future, the game puts you in a world where - yep, you guessed it, the US is under attack. As a hotshot pilot you're put inside powerful and technologically advanced jet fighters, where hi-tech piloting assistance can help you shoot down the baddies, Top Gun style.

Apparently as you progress through the game you can choose to shed the assistance, taking a risk and choosing performance over security.

"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," says Sebastien Delen, managing director of Ubisoft's Bucharest studio, which is taking up dev duties.

Courtesy of CVG