Asphalt 8

As seen during the Nexus 7 demo, Asphalt 8: Airborne will be awesome on the new tablet.

Gameloft has sent out a little press release on the heels of the Nexus 7 presentation, to let us know a little more about their upcoming title Asphalt 8: Airborne. The new title will be optimized for the second generation Nexus 7 when it's released, and thanks to Android 4.3's support for OpenGL ES 3.0, it should look marvelous.

Some of the features being baked into Asphalt 8 do sound really great. Here's the short list:

  • Brand new real physics engine
  • 180 events, 47 licensed cars, new game modes
  • Online simultaneous multiplayer action and asynchronous challenges, including friends and global leaderboards
  • Social features, including Facebook

In addition, Asphalt 8 will fully support Google Play Games features at launch. We don't yet have all the details, but we know it's scheduled to hit the streets August 8. If you're into racing games this looks like it will be a great one. See the full press release and a couple more screenshots after the break.

Gameloft’s Upcoming Asphalt 8: Airborne Optimized for New Google Nexus 7

Upcoming title shown on stage at Google Keynote

Paris, France – July 24, 2013: Gameloft’s® upcoming mobile title, Asphalt 8: Airborne, has been optimized for the new Google Nexus 7. As shown on stage at Google’s Keynote today in San Francisco, Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, is showcasing the enhanced graphics and visuals in its newest arcade racing game for Nexus 7 from Google.

“Asphalt 8 is the ideal game to demonstrate the great capabilities of Google’s newest device,” said Baudouin Corman, Gameloft’s VP of Publishing, Americas. “With incredible graphics, and lifelike physics, Nexus 7 helps push tablet gaming forward and brings our vision for Asphalt 8 to reality.”

Asphalt 8 has been optimized to include OpenGL ES 3.0. features, such as graphic and image quality enhancements on the Nexus 7.

The title will deliver all new features to the Asphalt franchise, including:

  • Brand new real physics engine
  • 180 events, 47 licensed cars, new game modes
  • Online simultaneous multiplayer action and asynchronous challenges, including friends and global leaderboards
  • Social features, including Facebook

Gameloft is also an early adopter and supporter of Google Play game services. Asphalt 8 will be the company’s first title with Google+ and Google Play game services enabled at launch for Android.

About Gameloft:

A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets, set-top boxes and connected TVs. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat and Order & Chaos®, and also partners with major rights holders including Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.

Gameloft is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (NYSE Euronext: GFT.PA, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft’s sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the US.