Gameloft delivers truly massive Christmas update to Modern Combat 5: Blackout, here’s what’s new

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 17, 2014

Gameloft, the prolific maker of mobile games hailing from France, on Wednesday launched the first content update to its award-winning Modern Combat 5: Blackout shooter for the iPhone and iPad and boy is it massive. Saying the update brings a whole bunch of rich content and goodies to the already well-rounded experience would be a gross understatement.

Now available on both iOS and Android, the feature-packed update brings two of the most beloved multiplayer maps from Modern Combat 3 and 4, several new multiplayer leagues for solo and squad battles, a new Rematch button for squad battles, the ability to vote for the next map in multiplayer, new area of effect skill for each soldier class, additional battle packs, amusing seasonal goodies for Christmas and much more.

And if that wasn’t enough, in celebrating the update Gameloft has temporarily slashed MC5 to four bucks, with the discount reflected in the App Store later today. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5: Blackout on sale for first time ever

By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2014

Great news gamers! Gameloft has placed its hit FPS shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout on sale for the first time ever this weekend. The game, which has garnered a rating of 4 out of 5 stars on nearly 5000 reviews in iTunes, can be had for $4 for a limited time.

MC5 is, as its name suggests, the fifth iteration in the popular Modern Combat series. This particular entry starts out in Italy, where players have been sent on a special operation to secure a transport of WMDs from a particularly well-armed terrorist group. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5 updated with support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By Cody Lee on Oct 1, 2014

Modern Combat 5, meet iPhone 6. Gameloft has just posted an update for the latest edition of its popular first-person shooter franchise, Modern Combat, with support for the larger displays found in Apple’s new 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch handsets.

Even casual gamers will immediately notice the difference after updating. Since Modern Combat 5 now supports the higher resolutions of the larger displays, it no longer has to upscale images, meaning graphics appear much cleaner and sharper. Read More

 

Gameloft updates Modern Combat and Asphalt with iOS 8 Metal-powered graphics

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 18, 2014

Following up on yesterday’s public release of the free iOS 8 software update for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch mobile devices, French games maker Gameloft on Thursday unleashed a pair of updates for its two highly-successful titles: Modern Combat 5: Blackout, a first-person shooter, and Asphalt 8: Airborne, a crazy racing game driven by a powerful physics engine which has you performing dynamic, high-speed aerial stunts.

Both games are now powered by iOS 8’s new Metal framework which provides low-level access to the GPU inside the Apple-designed A7 chip (the iPhone 5s, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display) and its A8 counterpart (the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus). When played on these devices, both of these games benefit from close-to-the-metal access to graphics cores, without the overhead of the OpenGL graphics run-time. Read More

 

Modern Combat 5: Blackout now available in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Jul 23, 2014

That wait is finally over. After more than a year of delays, teasers and speculation, Gameloft’s ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ is now available in the App Store. The game, which is one of the year’s most highly-anticpated titles, costs $6.99 and features no in-app purchases.

For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with our MC5 coverage, it starts out in Italy, where you have been sent on a special operation to secure a transport of WMDs from a particularly well-armed terrorist group. Keep reading for a full overview and gameplay clip… Read More

 

Gameloft posts new Modern Combat 5 trailer ahead of launch

By Cody Lee on Jul 19, 2014

After more than a year of waiting, Gameloft is finally ready to release Modern Combat 5: Blackout. The studio announced earlier this month that the game will launch for iOS and Android on July 24th, which is next Thursday.

To hold you over until then, Gameloft has posted an official Launch trailer for MC5. While we’ve seen videos before, this new clip is over a minute long and offers an entertaining look at the game’s graphics and gameplay… Read More

 

Gameloft’s ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ set to be released July 24th

By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2014

After more than a year of waiting, and months of teasing, Gameloft has finally confirmed a release date for ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout.’ The highly anticipated title is going to be landing on iOS and Android devices on Thursday, July 24th.

Gameloft first unveiled MC5 at E3 last year and then went silent on the game for several months. Then, in April of this year, it began posting new details, screenshots and trailers for the title. Here’s everything we know about MC5 thus far… Read More

 

Gameloft posts new E3 trailer for Modern Combat 5: Blackout

By Cody Lee on Jun 7, 2014

After going nearly a year after its initial announcement without talking about the title, Gameloft is finally starting to open up about Modern Combat 5: Blackout. We’ve learned a number of new details about the game over the past couple of weeks, and today we have an epic new E3 trailer to share… Read More

 

Gameloft posts new details, screenshots for Modern Combat 5: Blackout

By Cody Lee on May 29, 2014

After keeping mum on the title for nearly a year, Gameloft has finally started talking about Modern Combat 5 this month. We now know that it’s called ‘Blackout,’ we know about the storyline, and we know about some of its features, like unified progression system.

Today, the studio posted more details regarding the game, saying that it will offer a new ‘Squad vs. Squad’ multiplayer mode, limited-time  gaming events, and more. It also shared a couple new high resolution in-game screenshots, which we’ve posted for you below… Read More

 

Gameloft posts new screenshots of Modern Combat 5: Blackout

By Cody Lee on May 21, 2014

It’s been nearly a year since we first saw a preview of Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5, and the game has yet to see a release date. In fact, we’ve heard almost nothing about the title in the past 11 months, leading some folks to believe that the project had either been shelved or canceled.

But that has certainly changed in the last few weeks. In late April, Gameloft offered up new details about the game, and a week later it broke down its new unified progression system. And today, it posted a pair of beautiful new screenshots showing Modern Combat 5 in action… Read More

 

Gameloft talks Modern Combat 5: Blackout classes and unified progression system

By Christian Zibreg on May 8, 2014

As my colleague Cody informed you, French games maker Gameloft recently shed more light on its highly anticipated Modern Combat sequel, titled Modern Combat 5: Blackout.

Coming to mobile later this year, Modern Combat 5: Blackout takes place in such locations as Venice, Italy and Tokyo and involves the main character Phoenix securing a transport of weapons of mass destruction from a particularly well-armed terrorist group.

This is a nice excuse for action-packed combat sequences and a bunch of nicely rendered orange explosions. Before you jump straight for comments, there’s much more to this game than meets the eye. A new Gameloft blog post published Thursday offers new details on the game’s unified progression system and its four soldier classes… Read More

 

Gameloft offers new details on ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’

By Cody Lee on Apr 29, 2014

It’s been nearly a year since we first saw a preview of Gameloft’s Modern Combat 5, and the game has yet to see a release date. In fact, we’ve heard almost nothing about the title in the past 11 months, leading some folks to believe that the project had either been shelved or canceled.

But today, Gameloft reassured MC fans that the game is still very much alive and coming along nicely. The studio confirmed that the title will be ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ and offered up some new details regarding the title including some info about the storyline and gameplay… Read More

 

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour ‘Meltdown’ update explodes into the App Store

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 19, 2013

True to its promise, French developer Gameloft today unleashed a massive content update to the fourth installment of its popular wartime shooter franchise, Modern Combat. The ‘Meltdown’ content pack, as they’re calling it, is of course free to players who’ve previously purchased the game.

The download brings with it three new maps, two new weapons – the portable 40mm Thor GLP grenade launcher and the SFS CTK-12 sniper rifle – two new game modes, a brand new Demolition specialization and a whole host of goodies aimed at balancing the gameplay… Read More

 

Gameloft previews Modern Combat 4 ‘Meltdown’ update, coming Wednesday

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2013

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour made its way into the App Store last December and today French developer Gameloft is teasing a forthcoming update. Titled ‘Meltdown,’ the content update is of course free to players who bought the game and will be available on iOS starting Thursday, June 19, and “coming very soon” to Android.

The trailer included right below the fold mentions three new maps (Fracture, Extraction and Backfire), two new game modes and a brand new specialization (Demolition)… Read More

 

Gameloft posts first teaser trailer for Modern Combat 5

By Cody Lee on Jun 6, 2013

Fans of the popular first-person shooter franchise Modern Combat will be happy to hear that Gameloft has just posted the first teaser trailer for the next iteration of the game, Modern Combat 5.

As you can imagine, the trailer doesn’t offer up too many details about the game itself. But it does feature a handful of entertaining action sequences in near-console quality graphics. Enjoy… Read More

 

Modern Combat 4 goes live in the App Store

By Cody Lee on Dec 6, 2012

It’s been a pretty big night for iOS gamers. Hot on the heels of the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour has gone live in the App Store. This is the 4th [obviously] title in Gameloft’s successful first-person shooter series, and it features the same great gameplay with some upgraded graphics… Read More

 

Modern Combat 4 launches on iOS this Thursday

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 4, 2012

Popular mobile games maker Gameloft today confirmed that its war shooter Modern Combat 4 will launch on iOS first this Thursday, December 6, 2012, followed by the Android version “shortly after”. You won’t be only playing a U.S. soldier as the game also puts you in the shoes of the villain Edward Page.

When we first saw the reveal trailer, it dawned on us that Gameloft’s latest chapter in the blockbuster FPS franchise offers eye-popping mobile graphics that takes full advantage of the power provided by Apple’s latest A6 and A6X chips.

The iOS version has been confirmed to support the iPhone 5 and developers tapped the Havok engine, which has been improved on mobile and now features real-time shadows. I’ve also included two dev diary clips for your viewing pleasure, find them right after the break… Read More