Speculations surrounding Armored Core 6’s release date have been circulating recently, with the latest rumour suggesting that the game may be available on August 25. Fans of the series were thrilled when Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon was unveiled at The Game Awards in December 2022, where it shared the stage with FromSoftware’s highly anticipated Elden Ring, which won Game of the Year. Although the reveal trailer for Armored Core 6 only provided a vague 2023 release timeframe, the anticipation has been growing as the year progresses.
FromSoftware had to debunk rumours that Armored Core 6 was going to be Souls-inspired shortly after the game was announced. This is not surprising, as the mecha-based vehicular combat game series has been around for over a decade, with its roots as a third-person mech shooter established since the days of the original PlayStation, predating the Souls series by more than 10 years. Although the series has not had a mainline entry since Armored Core 5’s mixed reception in 2012, the core gameplay mechanics and identity of the series remain intact.
Potential Release Date (Unconfirmed)
Video game news site Insider Gaming had sources suggest that Armored Core 6 may release on August 25th, 2023. This speculation arises from the game’s install version of 188.8.131.52 on Xbox, which typically signifies that a game is near completion, surpassing the usual 1.0 that represents the first playable version.
The rumoured August 25th release date for Armored Core 6 contradicts an earlier report that suggested the game would be released in late September. However, it’s important to note that these are all unconfirmed rumours and should be treated with caution until an official announcement is made. Some fans are speculating that the Summer Games Fest in June could be a possible venue for an official release date announcement, as both events are organised by Geoff Keighley and draw significant global attention.
For now though, why not check out the short reveal trailer below as that is completely legitimate and if you haven’t seen it already, gives an insight into what to expect come this fall.