Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gameloft to release blockbuster games for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Allegedly, one of the major reasons why consumers are staying away from the Windows Phone platform is the lack of apps, compared to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store which has almost new apps everyday. I've even read that some essential apps, and games, are still missing in the Windows Phone Store but fortunately, they're slowly making their way in. To prove that they're very serious, along with Gameloft, they're scheduled to release 15 more blockbuster titles this year for the platform. Don't forget the Windows 8, too. Read the press release to know more:
Asphalt 8: Airborne is set to arrive by September at Windows Phone 8.

Gameloft and Microsoft announce expanded lineup for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

15 blockbuster Gameloft titles in development for Microsoft platforms
PARIS, 20, 2013 – This morning Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, and Microsoft Corp. announced a full slate of Gameloft’s blockbuster titles for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, with 15 games slated over the next twelve months.
Beginning with the releases this Fall of Asphalt 8: Airborne and Dungeon Hunter 4, Gameloft will launch a complete line-up of blockbusters across many genres simultaneously on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, taking advantage of the Windows platform’s multiple hardware configurations and focusing on exciting new features like cross-platform play between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.
“Gameloft’s AAA-quality games are a perfect match for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8,” said Baudouin Corman, Gameloft's VP of Publishing, Americas. “Microsoft’s platforms provide a great environment for serious and deeply engaging games. Gameloft will bring its full support, taking advantage of the platforms’ specific features.”
“We’re thrilled to work with a gaming industry leader such as Gameloft to deliver top casual and core titles to our customers this holiday,” said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President of Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft Corp. “We strive to make Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 the best platform for gaming. With top gaming companies such as Gameloft investing in the platform, it is evident that there is no better time for game developers and gamers alike to choose Windows.”

The 15 new titles build on 10 Gameloft games released for Windows Phone 8 in 2013. Gameloft and Microsoft will showcase Asphalt 8: Airborne, the hotly anticipated sequel to Gameloft’s legendary arcade racing series, on Windows 8 devices at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, August 21-25, 2013. Beyond Asphalt 8: Airborne and Dungeon Hunter 4, gamers will also see the release of Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Total Conquest, Six Guns and UNO& Friends by the end of 2013, followed by an impressive lineup of the latest Gameloft titles in 2014.