Bandai Namco Is Preparing To Sunset Ace Combat Infinity In 2018

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Well, all good things must come to an end… despite how we feel. And as such, Bandai Namco has just announced that Ace Combat Infinity’s servers will be shutting down as of March 31st, 2018. 

ACE COMBAT INFINITY Closure Schedule and Item Availability

To all pilots,

Thank you for playing ACE COMBAT INFINITY.

We regret to announce the closure of ACE COMBAT INFNITY. Thank you all for your support and we hope you enjoyed playing. We will be keeping the servers open until March 31st, 2018, so please continue to enjoy ACE COMBAT INFINITY until the very end. Details concerning the closure schedule can be found below.

ACE COMBAT INFINITY Closure Schedule
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.

Additional information will be provided via in-game notifications and the official website.

– ACE COMBAT INFINITY Management Team

This news hurts, as I used to love playing Ace Combat Infinity. However, since my PS3 stopped working, I couldn’t play it anymore.  A fantastic game in its own right and easily one of the best Ace Combat games to date. As for the next chapter of Ace Combat, Ace Combat 7, there’s still no release date. All we know is that it will be released sometime in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Update: Bandai released a thank you video for the announcement.

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