Ace Combat Infinity Launches Open Beta Test On November 7

By Spencer . October 17, 2013 . 9:06pm

Ace Combat Infinity, a free to play take on the Ace Combat series, is scheduled to come out later this year on PlayStation 3. Namco Bandai will give pilots in Japan a chance to try the game first with an open beta test scheduled to start on November 7.


The Ace Combat Infinity beta will take up about 2 GB of hard drive space and end on November 13. Details on how to join the beta will be announced later on. Instead of a standard deathmatch mode, Ace Combat Infinity has an online co-op mode where two teams compete to shoot down the most planes. The video above has a look at that mode.

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  • leingod

    I’m not sure if I like this latest trend of Namco’s to turn everything into F2P…

    • InfectedAI

      DarkSouls Free-dom! Pay 4.99 for 50 souls. 9.99 to not lose souls upon death, 19.99 to…

    • FX102A

      I don’t think anyone does (except maybe the simple minded shareholders), but I will hold judgement until I try it. I’m mainly a single player gamer so according to the details, it’ll be a free game for me. Question is will it be good or have enough meat?

    • Brion Valkerion

      Make their games sell more then lol.

      I can understand why they did it with Tekken, the series got/is bloated and they needed to try some way to get more players interested, Tekken Revolution may not be for the hardcore atm, but it got some people interested. Ridge Racer Driftopia made sense because it cost them next to nothing to make and convert a weak game into eventual profit. Same situation with this, they are looking to generate interest in a weakening franchise by showing it off free, then probably charging for a full title release later down the road.

      All their free games are just retooled older titles that were not profitable as they wanted (except Tekken which is still doing well in Arcades at least) That being said, hopefully these franchises return to full title releases, unless their free games contain a full games’ worth of content at some point.

      Just my thoughts on it as a Ridge Racer and Ace Combat fanboy.

      • leingod

        You may be right, although I believe that Ace Combat and Ridge Racer’s particular issue is that they completely lost their identity with their latest games.

  • ChiffonCake

    Interesting… I can see a lot of influences from 04, 5 and Zero in the missions shown there.

    I don’t really like Namco’s idea of making so many F2P games lately, but I’d be lying if I said I’m not excited for this one.


      their is Joint Assault Influences too

  • Bacon_n_Lettuce

    You know, I’d really like to see an Ace Combat-like game that just goes batshit insane with the plane designs. Realistic craft can be cool, but I’m curious what they could come up with if the designers were given total freedom with what they could include (and possibly given some LSD as well).

    • Ferrick

      then you haven’t seen ace combat’s strangereal world

      the experimental types are the planes exclusive to strangereal

    • KuroNathan

      what? planes that can shoot nukes, planes with death lasers, and planes that have macross missile massacre capabilities aren’t wacky enough for you?

      • Ferrick

        well to be fair, the latest ace combat didn’t really feature strangereal, so maybe that’s why

      • Little Franks

        how do you get a plane with a laser.
        dont tell me, you have to pay for it in the online shop?
        I unlocked everything only to be disappointed that there are guys flying with packs they paid for who I will now always have trouble defeating even though the new station is here. hahaha what a stupid idea to make money that ruined the online game play.

  • Austin Gatterer

    I say this F2p is Namco’s “Im sorry we made Assault Horizon”

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