Great news for racing fans! Gameloft has quietly made its latest racing game, Asphalt 8: Airborne, free (freemium). The game was originally launched a couple of months back for $0.99 but is now permanently free-to-play for both iOS and Android users. By doing this, Gameloft intends to convince a hoard of new users to get in on the Asphalt action and make more money from this game through in-game purchases, through which free users can still play the entire game for free and slowly gain points to buy or upgrade their cars while impatient gamers can money, real money to pick up more advanced cars much earlier.
Those who earlier picked up the game for its original price will find that the game has been updated on both iOS and Android with in-game goodies like free boosters, Nitro packs and tuning kits!
Asphalt 8: Airborne is one of the most graphically intensive and fun-to-play mobile games of this year, which offers users a fun, exciting, high-adrenaline racing experience. Asphalt 8: Airborne features stunning visuals, real-time geometry reflection & other amazing effects powered by a brand-new physics engine! It includes 47 high-performance cars, of which 80% of them are new in the series. Some of the top licensed manufacturers and models are Lamborghini Veneno, Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari FXX and Pagani Zonda R. The game offers nine different settings to enjoy, with tracks in Venice, Iceland, the Nevada desert, and other exciting locations; plus 8 seasons and over 180 events in career mode.
For those who like to play with or against friends, Asphalt 8 feature sboth synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer so you can challenge your friends around the clock! Plus, Asphalt 7: Heat fans will be happy to find that Takedown mode is returning, with two new MP modes added in A8: Gate Drift & Infected.
Asphalt 8: Airborne Racing Game Download Free for iOS and Android
The game can be grabbed from Google Play for Android devices or the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Remember, that the in-app purchases still exist so watch out what you click on within the game.
Updated (January 21, 2014):
Asphalt 8: Airborne for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 are also available for free now!
Download Link: Asphalt 8 Airborne for WP8 | Asphalt 8 Airborne for Windows 8.1