The visuals are looking fantastic for Armored Core VI, with a lot of attention given to the environments, which is a major improvement from the older games.
However, there's a divisive change that's caught the attention of long-time Armored Core fans: the new mixture of soft and hard orbit locks. This departure from the old control system seems to be the main point of contention.
While the update was necessary, some fans were hoping for a more nuanced and thoughtful approach instead of a standard orbit lock setup, which removes the freedom and agency of the player.
The game is set to release on August 25 for various platforms, and the fanbase remains divided for now.