For those invested in the Xbox platform, it is hard to imagine the experience without Xbox Live. Some time ago, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox Live was coming to Android and iOS games. Many expected only Microsoft titles to support Xbox Achievements and other features, but it turns out that third-party developers are in on the fun too.
Yesterday, renown mobile publisher Gameloft announced that Xbox Live is coming to its select mobile games, starting with Asphalt 9: Legends, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Dragon Mania Legends. Players will be able to access all standard features such as Xbox Achievements, friends list, and compare their rankings with Leaderboards. Gameloft’s head Baudouin Corman said the following on the announcement.
We are thrilled to be partnering up with Microsoft to bring the Xbox Live network into Gameloft’s flagship games. As one of the first partners to support Xbox Live on mobile devices, we seek to provide to our community more ways to experience our games and extend their fun, while seamlessly continuing to bring console, PC and mobile together.
The new Xbox Live updates will be added to these games in the coming year, but we don’t have a date just yet. Gameloft also said that they’d add more titles as time progresses. Considering that Gameloft is a big name in the mobile gaming space, we can expect other major developers to eventually follow suit.
Asphalt 9: Legends launched in July 2018. It’s available on Android, iOS, and Windows 10 devices.
Take on the world’s most fearless drivers and become the next Asphalt Legend – from the creators of Asphalt 8: Airborne.
Asphalt 9: Legends features an extensive roster of real hypercars from renowned manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors. Pick your dream ride and race across spectacular locations around the world. Leave your limits in the dust and become a Legend of the Track!
THE NEXT REVOLUTION IN ARCADE RACING
Immerse yourself in this hyper-realistic arcade racing game, with meticulously detailed real cars, HDR techniques and stunning visual and particle effects that turn every race into a real blockbuster movie.
THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS CARS
Collect the world’s most amazing speed machines. Each vehicle has been carefully selected based on its aesthetics and high performance to create the most desirable line-up of any Asphalt game to date.
CUSTOMIZATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Use the new car editor to define the exact color and materials for your car. You can also pick the color of the Rims and Brake Calipers and add carbon parts to fully customize your rides.
Feel the thrill of gravity-defying races across 70 tracks in the most amazing real-world locations. Race around giant tornados in the American wilderness, avoid landslides in the Himalayas and hit the ramps to perform awesome stunts.
A BLAST OF ARCADE FUN
Charge your nitro to unleash the ultimate Nitro Pulse and break the sound barrier. Double-tap on the brake to do a 360° at any time and take down your opponents in style.
BECOME A LEGEND
Start your journey in Career mode by completing over 60 seasons and 800 races. Become a real Asphalt legend by racing against up to 7 players in real time through the different leagues of the World Series Multiplayer mode.
ULTIMATE RACING CONTROL
Master the innovative TouchDrive, a new control scheme that streamlines steering to let players focus on the fun of racing. You can also switch to manual controls (tilt or tap to steer) and learn how to drive like a pro Asphalt racer.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
For the first time in the Asphalt series, you can create your own community of like-minded racers with the Club feature. Collaborate with your Club members to unlock Milestone rewards and rise up the ranks of the Club leaderboard.