Ace Combat Infinity Will be Closed After March 2018

December 8, 2017Written by Kite Stenbuck

Bandai Namco has announced that Ace Combat Infinity, the free-to-play flight shooting game, will be closed on March 31, 2018. This is Bandai Namco’s last free-to-play game standing on the PlayStation 3, after all┬áthe other titles: SoulCalibur Lost Swords, Tekken Revolution, and Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation were already shut down earlier.

Below is the detailed timeline of Ace Combat Infinity‘s closure as gathered from the official Facebook account.

January 9th, 2018 – This is the last day for purchasing items. Items will no longer be available for purchase after this date.
*All purchased items can be used until the last day of service.
*No refunds are available for purchased items regardless of whether or not they have been used.
*The exact time when items will no longer be available for purchase may vary depending on your region.

March 1st, 2018 – After this date, free items will no longer be available and you will not be able to redeem any codes. Also, the game will no longer be available for download.
*All purchased items can be used until the last day of service.
*The exact time when items will no longer be available for purchase may vary depending on your region.

March 31st, 2018 – After this date, game updates will no longer be available and the servers will close.
*You will not be able to play the game once the servers have been closed.
*The date indicated above may change without prior notice.
*The exact time when the servers will close may vary depending on your region.

The brand manager of Ace Combat series, Kazutoki Kono, has also posted a message to mark Infinity‘s closure.

To all pilots,

“Thank you for all of your support!”

I’m unable to find appropriate words to express my gratitude for all of your support over the years.

ACE COMBAT INFINITY has been in service for around 3 years and 8 months. If you take the Beta test into account, it has been 4 years.

With ACE COMBAT INFINITY, I wanted to create a “community” for players and fans of aircraft games. It was a big challenge for us and things haven’t always gone smoothly. However, thanks to your continued support, we have been able to gain invaluable experience and we believe that it’s the right time for us to end the service.

Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to express my extreme gratitude to all fans and players. In addition, I’d like to thank all project members for all of their efforts in creating this game.

It has been 10 years since the last numbered title, but ACE COMBAT franchise will return in the form of ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN.

Hardware platforms may change, but PROJECT ACES will continue to create ACE COMBAT experiences for you, the fans. Keep flying and I’ll see you in the skies!

As mentioned by Kono-san, Bandai Namco’s Project Aces is currently still working on Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam with exclusive VR support on the PS4. Although it is still currently slated for a 2018 release, we hope we can get a more concrete release date of the hugely anticipated game sometime soon.

[Source: Bandai Namco]