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Gameloft announces Modern Combat 5 and more headed to Windows 8

Upcoming mobile FPS Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be the first of Gameloft’s titles to go day-one for both mobile and the PC, alongside versions on the traditional Android and iOS app stores.

Chances are, that if you’re a mobile gamer of any sort, you’re more than familiar with Gameloft and their impressive stable of titles. The company has made games licensed from massive properties like Spider-Man and Batman and forged their own original IP’s like the first-person-shooter series Modern Combat.

Now with the fifth entry under the Modern Combat banner on the way, they’re looking to branch out deeper into the Windows Phone space, as well as enter the home PC market on Windows 8. And although Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be the first game to take advantage of the new platforms, it certainly won’t be the last as all Gameloft HD titles for the rest of 2014 will get the same treatment.

“Working with Microsoft has been beneficial in bringing our games to more and more players worldwide,” said Baudouin Corman, VP of Publishing for the Americas, Gameloft. “Windows users will be happy to know that in 2014, Gameloft will bring all upcoming HD titles to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms immediately after they launch.”

“Windows is supported by a rich app ecosystem that offers a variety of quality games that take advantage of the platforms’ unique features and design,” said Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. “Gameloft is a leader in the gaming industry and we’re thrilled with the company’s commitment to the platform, enabling Windows and Windows Phone users to enjoy the publisher’s top games immediately upon release.”

I’ve enjoyed the Modern Combat series for a while on iOS, but it always seemed like it’d be a perfect fit for a controller or a keyboard and mouse, so I’m pretty pleased to hear this announcement. Not new to the Windows mobile arena, the company launched some 16 games in 2014 for the Windows Phone with Asphalt 8: Airborne and Despicable Me: Minion Rush garnering five-star ratings on the Marketplace. Now though, WinMo players won’t have to wait any to get their hands on the new stuff as everything will be hitting all platforms at the same time.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout leads the way and releases on all platforms tomorrow, July 24th.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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