With iOS 8 being one of the biggest updates ever for gaming on iOS devices thanks to Metal, Apple’s new tool for developers, Gameloft is one of the first to take advantage of all the new features by releasing updates for two of their biggest iOS games. First off, Asphalt 8: Airborne has been updated with brand new graphics using the Metal engine from Apple. Additionally the game comes with five new cars for players to drive — the Koenigsegg One: 1, the Mazda Furai, the Maserati MC12, the Savage Rivale GTR and the Peugeot Onyx. Additionally a new level, San Diego Harbor, has also been added that takes place on an aircraft carrier. Finally, a new multiplayer event is now available that allows players to go against each other to win rewards.
As for Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Gameloft‘s most popular first person shooter, it has also received a huge graphical for devices that support Metal. From what we were told, Modern Combat 5 now has up to 5 times more particles meaning that various aspects of the game like explosions, the environment, and such are more detailed and look better as well. Even though there’s no new content or features like Asphalt 8: Airborne, it’s still nice to see Gameloft keeping their most popular games up to date in terms of graphics.
Wrapping every thing up, Gameloft has introduced two new bundles where gamers can save money by purchasing multiple games all at once. Dubbed the “Modern Combat Bundle”, players can get Modern Combat 3, Modern Combat 4, and Modern Combat 5 for only $9.99. Alternatively, the “Action Games Bundle” includes Gangstar Vegas and Modern Combat 5 for $7.99. As of now this is all that we have, but we’ll keep you updated on any other news we hear from Gameloft.