Ace Combat Infinity is free-to-play

Ace Combat Infinity will be free as a jet-powered, multi-million dollar bird when it launches later this year. Namco Bandai today announced that its PS3 exclusive downloadable dogfighter will be free-to-play from its single-player campaign to multiplayer battles.

The single-player campaign will take players across a range of near-future sorties in a world devestated by a meteor blast. At least one multiplayer mode will task two teams of up to four to score the most kills on a common enemy.

Namco Bandai didn't specify what, if any, microtransactions Ace Combat Infinity will feature. More planes and colorful paint schemes, as briefly shown about 49 seconds into the trailer above, seem like a good guess.


  • FoxdenRacing - August 5, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    If it's 100% skins [like Ace Combat 6's paid downloads], and gimmick missiles [colored smoke trails, fireworks, for the 'sky painting' thing that took off in #6] I might be willing to give it a look. I'm afraid this might not sell well though. F2P requires a large userbase [enough to cancel out the sea of $0s] and constant development to keep playing (and paying), otherwise they're dead in the water from the get-go.
  • Child Of Death - August 5, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    Welp the game is ruined then. Too bad because I love Ace Combat
  • BladedFalcon - August 4, 2013 9:01 a.m.

    Aaaand my interest for this game has just crashed...
  • minimaxi - August 3, 2013 9:47 a.m.

    Namco handled micro transactions rather fairly in Tekken Revolution IMO, but there will be people who hates F2P no matter what, which is understandable. With this direction namco is taking, the recently patented Soul Calibur Lost Swords might be a F2P after all.

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