A whole lot more info popped out thanks to this Gamespot interview with Mr. Toshifumi Nabeshima, the producer and director of the Armored Core series. From his words, there are going to be radical changes to the series formula, emphasizing more on greater online content while maintaining the core gameplay the series is known for. Hit the jump for the interview as well as a summary of details:
-Another reboot of the franchise, totally unconnected to past games.
-4 to 5 player teams, with 4 players in battle and 1 operator.
-Emphasis on Team-play.
-Online goals are taking control of player territories, that they have to defend while other players can invade.
-Greater emphasis on online integration.
-Over 500 parts