While those who patiently waited and then paid for Asphalt 8: Airborne might feel a little bit cheated, those who have held off buying the game now have no reason to do so. With this latest update, the hit racing game is being offered for the very affordable price of zero.

Asphalt 8: Airborne has had a pretty colorful story, starting with Google, either accidentally or intentionally, revealing in its Nexus 7 demo an August 8 launch date for the game, preempting game publisher Gameloft‘s formal announcement. Whether it was related to that incident or not, come release day, Gameloft announced an indefinite delay. Meanwhile, numerous fake copies and imitations sprouted all over Google Play Store, which speaks for the anticipation and expectation of Android gamers.

The game finally hit Android on August 22 with a relatively lower $0.99 price tag. That gives players access to 47 license cards, 180 racing events, and 9 new tracks. As you can read from our review of the game, which was on done on the amazing NVIDIA SHIELD gaming handheld, Asphalt 8: Airborne puts out the best of the best in terms of stunning graphics, spectacular music, realistic vehicles, and an all-around intense racing experience.

Apart from the core game, the update gives players access to 7 new reverse tracks set in Nevada and Iceland, a couple of new boosters, and a stylish Clio R.S., with a promise more cars to come soon. Players can now also rearrange the touch-based controls to their preference. Just hit the download link below and all these can be yours for free.

Download: Asphalt 8: Airborne on Google Play Store