The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be hoarding up gamers' attention right now with their E3 promises of mind-blowing graphics, but Gameloft is teasing phenomenal visuals that will fit inside your pocket. Asphalt 8 Airborne is due out this summer, and at only 99 cents, you might not be able to find more polygons for your buck.
Consumers have dropped $59 for visuals like these for years now, and while the next console leap is ushering in a sizable upgrade, do they compensate for the $58 difference in price? And that's assuming the price of next generation games remain the same. Again, just look at the trailer below and tell me it couldn't pass as a Wii U game, at least.
Okay, okay, content matters. Airborne brings with it a new physics engine, and given the name, expect tracks to be laden with ramps putting that engine to the test. The game also supports both synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer while introducing two new game modes: Gate Drift and Infected. The former challenges players to drift through as many gates as possible, while the latter is a glorified game of tag. Also, Takedown mode is returning for this release.
Screens don't tell the whole story, but they do hint at beautiful times ahead for Android gamers. Still, exercise caution. Asphalt 7 also promised impressive visuals, but it didn't quite deliver.