Today Gameloft is in the news with an awesome looking new next-gen game that we are still awaiting more details on. In the meantime we wanted to talk about their game and app launches. Gameloft recently took to Twitter and announced that in 2012 their goal is "simultaneous launches on iOS and Android." If you've ever seen an awesome game from Gameloft, you know their games always arrive on iOS first.
Gameloft is one of the biggest game developers for Android. With hit games such as The Amazing Spider-Man, Batman: The Dark Knight, the entire impressive N.O.V.A. franchise, and then the best racing game for mobile -- Asphalt. Their latest game Asphalt 7: Heat was announced as coming to Android and iOS at the same time (like their goal) in early June, but sadly that never happened.
Asphalt 7: Heat landed for Android about a month after iOS started enjoying the game. Obviously developing for the wide array of Android devices poses a challenge, but I'm glad to see Gameloft is up to that challenge. If their promise is kept, we can expect to see all of their upcoming games arrive on both Android and iOS at the same time.
With Android continuing to grow at a massive rate, and activating around 1 million devices daily, this is a great move by Gameloft. They were slow to adopt Android and only released games with very little device compatibility but things have surely changed the past 6-8 months. Now their releases support almost all devices, including the absolute latest with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and we hope this trend continues. Details and information on all the games mentioned can be found below.