Some unfortunate news coming out of Gameloft today, as their next entry in their Modern Combat series which was scheduled to be released before the end of this year has been delayed until an unspecified time in 2014. The delay is due to the development team's desire to "fully achieve our vision for Modern Combat 5" which means they aren't willing to release the game until they feel that it's ready. I'd rather wait a bit longer for a fully realized product, and I think most gamers would agree.

We last saw Modern Combat 5 when we went hands-on with it at E3 this past June, and from what I've been told the title has come a long way since then. That's saying something, as it looked pretty darn awesome in the E3 build. I loved Modern Combat 4 so I'm very eager to see where this new game ends up when it finally reaches the finish line.

If you're looking for a bright side to this delay, Gameloft has divulged that while we won't be seeing a Modern Combat game before the end of the year, we will be seeing the next Brothers in Arms title in time for the holidays. We last saw Brothers in Arms 3 at E3 this year as well, but unlike Modern Combat 5 it was in a pretty rough early state. Still, it showed a lot of promise with its heavy emphasis on cover mechanics, and I'm told that this game, too, has come a very long way since that early build at E3.

Hearing about the delay for Modern Combat 5 is a bummer, but hopefully Brothers in Arms 3 can deliver some satisfaction in the interim. We'll let you know once we hear more about Brother in Arms 3's release as well as an updated release window for Modern Combat 5 once Gameloft is ready to announce one.

  • BlueFalcN

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Lerisbo1192

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! No, no, no, noooooo!!!

  • PresidentZer0

    You can't move in brothers in arms. So, there is that...

  • FIFTHSUN2012

    I've been seeing delays from Ubisoft for a few years now, point is they make good games. Gameloft, though they are the quintessential mobile clone developer, makes good games also. If the cookies ain't ready leave 'em in the oven just a little longer.

  • thestapler

    It'll be a better game because of the delay. Gameloft cranks out so many blockbuster games and it seems like they're finally focusing more on quality.

  • Kane

    I'm happy with GL's decision. I can wait, thanks to GL putting MC4 on sale. That will last me until the new release.

    • Nekkedsnake

      NOOOOOOAh well what can we do. actually i agree with this Delay. it's just that the word "delay" always carry negative thoughts and associations. seeing as i've played MC1, 2, and am currently in the middle of 3 and bought 4 on sale for 0.99 on the last GL sale i suppose i can also wait till 5 is fully ready for release. Plus Asphalt 8 is fun as hell!

  • AlexMilo

    MC5 will really need to be surprisingly good, or else they will loose a LOT of customers on this. People tend to buy it in line with the release of COD, and since November is the FPS-Months, they're really going to be missing out. I loved MC3 but MC4 just didnt make the cut in my book. Weak animations and sounds, and the storyline took itself too serious.. Page and his oneliners were more hilarious than anything else.
    But lets hope there's a good reason to this madness.

    • Boris Nguetie

      LOL!! just wanna make sure because you kinda sound like you're saying MC3 has better animations than MC4 which is the first MC to use motion capture!! so i assume you're kidding. some liked the story, others not...thats how it works!! but seeing that smartphones power literally doubles every year there's no way a game would be technically better than its sequel!!

  • sinistabanana

    WHOA, DEM GRAPHIX!!!!!

  • abdul.wahab

    Noooooooooooooo

  • Lamar Taylor

    Damn...I was hoping to play MC5 soon.

  • YMCMBRules

    Hopefully it's more like battlefield and not COD, since battlefield OBVIOUSLY has better graphics.

    • H4nd0fg0d

      Lol, better graphics and sucky gameplay.

  • ios7prouser

    Finally! I hate that game!

  • Mhunt190

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mekklesack

    Damn it! *Kicks over seat*

  • German2211

    Mother F****!!!

  • repapermunky

    Wow. When 4 came out, I didn't have money to buy it. When I did, it had already been out so long, I decided not to buy it and instead wait for 5. Now this? Damn. I'm still not buying 4. Everybody already has too much advantage for the new player. I know that from the previous games.

  • chris p bacon58

    FPS on tablets or ANY mobile device for that matter always seem to suck so I'm not surprised this one looks like it does too.

  • Emotive

    The controls for FPS iOS always suck, so I could care less about any MC.

  • jammyman

    i would be disapointed...excepyt that gta sa is coming to the appstore this month and is a direct port,which makes up for it