If you were sitting around waiting for Gameloft's upcoming Asphalt 8 to launch tonight, I've got some bad news for you- We just got word from them that the game is going to see a slight delay and is back to coming soon status. The good news is we've got a bundle of new screenshots, so if you want to see what Asphalt 8 is going to look like in all of its Retina goodness, be sure to give these a look:

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Asphalt8_screen_2048x1536_50_V01 Asphalt8_screen_2048x1536_65_V01

When these things happen it tends to be the result of a surprise email from Apple suggesting that you hold off your launch, which typically is code for "Yo, we are going to feature your game." Is Asphalt 8 going to get a huge iTunes feature next week, or whenever it's released? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

  • TheGrimCreeper


  • iOSPeace

    Man I've been waiting for this game and they had to do this. I knew something fishy was up with it

  • TavynTheCreator

    This shit should've been out in July!!!!!

  • Broli95

    Delayed..... Again.......

    • wingz

      The fact that there delaying it means there actually working on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • J0n072295

    It can never be a straight shot with Gameloft, huh? Always having some sort of delay or setback for their big games, instead of the actual game we get some pointless screenshots? Seriously?

  • SmackDatButt

    I'm glad it got delayed, I don't want it to be rushed and en up a bad, incomplete title. The more time it takes, the better polish/ overall improvement it has in the end

    • jweevil

      I dont think there working on it, there just waiting for apple to feature it

  • Pray For Death

    Will this be F2P?

    • http://www.gameloft.com/ Ryan

      It'll cost $0.99 at release

      • Pray For Death

        Cool, thanks for the reply

      • http://www.gameloft.com/ Ryan

        No problem!

      • Rivalsan

        Which, in Gameloft's case, is basically like being free to play.

      • TheGrimCreeper

        They price it at $0.99, closest to freemium. Then they bombard you with IAP.

    • Taclys

      Despite game lofts reputation, their previous Asphalt games have been surprisingly premium, not IAP. If you want to get ahead easy you're totally welcome to, if you want to play the game normal, it's totally available too.

      • Pray For Death

        Yeah, I don't remember seeing fuel or 'energy' timers, unlike RR3

    • Superslippy

      They said it will cost .99 cents. Which is why I'm saving my last $1.27 for this game.

  • bigrand1

    That sucks, but I'd rather have the game later instead of the usual 'spit it out now and update the hell out of it' later.

  • paulkane

    I smell a fat fishy fish filled with plastic.

  • andy roid

    So does this mean android will have to wait or are we celebrating while crapple has to wait? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • themostunclean

      In the comments section if an iOS gaming site calling it "crapple".

      Ugh. I hate people.

    • http://www.gameloft.com/ Ryan

      Both iOS and Android as delayed.

    • Boris Nguetie

      Really?? Dude do u know where you are right now?? Have you ever seen a link to the android market on this site?i wonder how you feel with your piece of plastic when we're talking about games like, infinity blade, deus ex, bloodmasque, the walking dead, limbo, bastion,XCOM E.U, injustice etc..... There's too many of them sorry........

    • nini

      Please don't feed the troll.

    • Lamar Taylor

      It's obvious you are a bored troll. Go play somewhere else and don't stir the pot in here.

  • http://www.arcade-extreme.com/ Leonardo "Vernon2X" Gabiati

    F__k, can't wait anymore.

  • andy roid

    Lol! I googled asphalt 8 release and this is where it took me! U guys always bash android with things like lagdroid and cheap plastic so I just returned the favour! ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway htc one isnt cheap plastic - all aluminium! And I hear that iphone will be joining the cheap plastic clan with a budget version! One thing we both have in common is we want asphalt 8 asap! I think we should settle this android/apple battle on sg deadzone! I chose android a 2 years ago after my beloved w995 and just got used to it! Apple is in its own class and a budget version will ruin its rep! Sorry if I upset anyone - cya later crapple - I mean apple lol! XD

  • SWAT Xian

    It's delayed because of someone has uploaded a fake asphalt 8 on play store , f**k the one who did this

  • andy roid

    Nope! I visited gsmarena and the rumours are that there will be a budget iphone!

    • Boris Nguetie

      see that s exactly the thing...... i dont have a clue which phone android or htc is planning to release. do u know why?? cauz i dont give a...... wow wow xcuz me i'm getting lost here we were talking about asphalt........ yeah.....sad thing it got delayed!!

    • themostunclean

      The idea of a "budget iphone" is one if the more ridiculous rumors that was put to bed months ago. You can get a 4S for $99 and a 4 for free so what exactly would be the point of a bargain-bin iPhone?

      • andy roid

        To compete with android! Anyway were totally off topic now so all fingers crossed for an asphalt 8 release this month! Is it true that gameloft offers their games for free in first week of release?

  • oldgamer dude

    The bastards! They killed Kenny!

  • oldgamer dude

    The bastardz they killed Kenny!

  • oldgamer dude

    Ok so the creeper says god dammit , and you delete my comment about killing Kenny twice and the second time it was edited

    Wtf ?

    Bye nimrods

    • themostunclean

      It's hilarious when people go all name-calling paranoid berserk thinking a site is censoring them when it's just as possible there was a technical issue.

      I see all your comments here. It's repeated in the thread like 3 times.

      Take a deep breath and consider possibilities besides people being out to get you.

  • Antron Robinson


  • SandmanSandlin

    Man, this sucks ASS.....phalt.

  • andy roid

    Just for all the doubters there will be a budget iPhone. Confirmed by the listings on Amazon for phone cases. It will be called iPhone 5c and is coming at the same time as the iPhone 5s. I'm not a troll - I'm just interested in future devices and tech. I guess my username doesn't help peoples opinions about me. I just used that name once before and can't be bothered to change. One thing I don't understand is why the he'll gameloft get our hopes up only to disappoint.

  • JhongJil

    Some news spiraling that Apple is going to release their new batch of iPhones.

  • JhongJil

    Some news spiraling says Apple is going to release their new set of iPhones in September. Maybe it will be the featured game?

  • andy roid

    Well News Finally in!! Asphalt 8 on android playstore 22nd August!
    That fake app gone!:-) hopefully you guys shouldnt have to wait too long either!

  • andy roid

    News is from pocket gamer and YES aug22nd for both platforms!:-)