06
Jun
Gameloft

Gameloft is preparing to unveil the newest incarnation of it's popular and totally original first-person shooter franchise Modern Combat. We can glean several things from the trailer: there will be guns, there will be helicopters, and oh my god the graphics.

This trailer is obviously designed to look as good as it possibly can, but it does seem to be a cut above Gameloft's previous efforts. The level of detail is impressive and texture resolution is very high. If there is a dead giveaway you're gaming on a mobile device, it will be the physics performance, which has always felt lacking in Gameloft titles.

You can salivate over this video, or remain steadfastly skeptical. We won't know more until E3 later this month.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    The comment about physics is oh so true. The total lack of all but the simplest recoil animation on the gun in this video is case in point - Gameloft can do amazing things, but is remarkably lazy about certain details. Especially ones that involve moving objects.

    • PhilNelwyn

      I watched the video twice and didn't see one shot without recoil... maybe is my English so bad that I misunderstood your comment.

      • ProductFRED

        The glock and SCAR barely have any recoil. It was like squirting a water gun.

        • PhilNelwyn

          To me it looks quite like that:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iDRYxh0oTo

          • ProductFRED

            In the game, the recoil is too slow and smooth. It should be a stutter, like in the video you just linked to.

          • PhilNelwyn

            Yes, and because of that, the actual recoil in the game is in fact more visible than it is in real life. Thank you.

  • http://www.tylerwatt12.com/ Tyler Watthanaphand

    I'm honestly not giving any of my money to Gameloft anymore. I bought a game from them once, and ever since, they've been spamming my notification bar with ads trying to get me to play their game, and make in-app purchases. It's really bad considering I've already paid once for the app.

    • ProductFRED

      I agree. But remember, if you're on Jelly Bean you can hold down on the notification, click App Info, and revoke notification permissions.

      • Matthew Fry

        That's great but all that means is Google realizes it's a problem and instead of forcing the devs to stop, they work around it.

        • Danijel Obadić

          And how exactly would you force a developer from doing that?

          • Matthew Fry

            Threaten to remove them from the store.

    • Imparus

      Don't forget their annoying drm crap, that force you to be online every time you start up the game, which isn't a problem on a phone, but on a tablet with wifi, it is a royal pain in the ass.

  • Kokusho

    the big question is : Will there be a Dog ?!

  • George Av

    Same crappy ass graphics as MC4. I think i'll stick to COD :)

  • ppero196

    F*** you Gameloft. I didn't even get MC4. You guys said you will add support eventually

  • Albin Hermansson

    I can't stand buying another Gameloft game early on that works okay and then receives ONE update that fucks it all up. I mean it's very seldom they even update their games so they're full of bugs. Kinda like COD.

  • Forget_you

    I can't stand gameloft with their in app purchases. they will nickel and dime your ass every chance they get.

  • Matthew Fry

    YES.... Give in to your anger at Gameloft. With each passing moment you make yourself more their servant.