Gameloft UK did a Twitch live stream earlier today of Modern Combat 5 and in it they confirmed a bunch of new details about the game, the biggest of which is that it will not contain any in-app purchases. This is a pretty big deal, as several Gameloft games come with an initial price and include IAP, though never really in that "gross" of a manner but more of in a "hurry up your progression" type of way. Well, in Modern Combat 5, all the unlockable items and all the character leveling will have to be done simply by playing, as there won't be a way to pay to speed it up. This should also put to rest any feelings that the progression is hampered in any way in order to push players towards spending. In case you missed it, earlier this week I went hands-on with Modern Combat 5 and took about 30 minutes worth of direct-capture video.

Besides not having any IAP, some more details about Modern Combat 5 were divulged during the stream and confirmed by Gameloft UK's Twitter account. The multiplayer portion of the game will have 1v1 all the way to 6v6 person battles, and will feature killcams and kill streaks. Gun camos and voice chat won't be in the initial release, but are planned for updates, but there will be text chat from the onset. The Twitch auto-streaming that Gameloft recently added to Asphalt 8 won't be in for release either, but may come with an update. The same goes for MFi controller support. Something that might be a negative, depending on your feelings towards it, is that Modern Combat 5 will require an online connection to, as Gameloft puts it, "help detect hackers, improve social interaction, & take advantage of cloud saving."

Finally, Gameloft has confirmed that Modern Combat 5 will be coming this summer, and have stated that they'll be announcing much more about the game, especially more details about the online multiplayer, during E3 next month. Stay tuned.

  • gquiller

    And in other news, hell just froze over.

  • dribblejam

    Happy about everything but the internet connection..I'll get over it;)

    • elr0y7

      Likewise. I like how games like this and X-men are avoiding iap, and going for a good premium model.

      • Aaron

        Yeah i was shocked when i found out x-men doesnt have any iaps

  • Grummie

    Was gonna jump onboard but with no mfi support no fanks

    • Kane

      Then you have the wrong device. Get a psvita

    • Chungston

      I like using my iPad with a controller. They should add support.

  • hourglass


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  • JC85


    • Boris Nguetie

      now why would they do that?

      • Lazyninja7

        Pretty sure he's a troll

      • the_rebel14

        Best way to spot a troll: Are they typing in all caps?

      • Stormourner

        typing with caps doesn't mean they're trolls

      • Themostunclean

        Not mutually exclusive but a good indicator. Or are you just trying to be contrarian, like a troll.

      • the_rebel14

        Not hands down. But as Themostunclean said, it's usually a good indicator.

      • Stormourner

        oh well whatever you say 🙂

    • XboxOne

      That is just retarded. They got to make money for all the time and effort they put into making Modern Combat 5. You broke idiot.

      • JC85

        you are the idiot for taking it serious

      • the_rebel14

        Just look at his username. He obviously isn't a very good thinker. Besides, he's been trolling this whole comment section like an annoying tick.

  • Lazyninja7

    Reading this article, I'm thinking "Finally! Gameloft listened!", but then I saw always online required.

    Quite annoying, but if it does help with banishing hackers, I'm down.

    • Themostunclean

      Thank you. I for one and glad Gameloft has decided go back to a premium model, even if it means always on.

  • Intendro

    And yet it requires an Internet connection...
    Also, "to take advantage of cloud saving." This... only requires a connection whenever you access the cloud... Try again!

    • sweetdiss

      So when's your game coming out?

      • Intendro

        Did I seriously get mocked for saying how stupid constant Internet requirement is, and pointing out that one part isn't even a valid excuse?
        Why would anyone want to deal with a restriction? And you mocked people who don't? You're serious?

  • dancj

    Internet connection required means I'm out.


    • coolpepper43

      Same, this is bad for iPad owners. I was so excited but when I saw the internet requirement I almost cried.

      • XboxOne

        Then get rid of your damn tablet and get an iPhone 5s.

      • Mozaik

        What the hell iPad air is much much better for gaming due to 10" inch screen.

    • Aaron

      like @dariusjr98:disqus said, "The always-on Internet connection isn't even bad, and it makes sense in
      this case. This isn't a quick 5-second game that you play on a bus ride
      home, this is a AAA title, a title you will want to sit back, relax, and
      enjoy AT HOME. You know, where your Wi-Fi is?"

      • demod1

        It's called mobile gaming for a reason. I have three consoles and a PC at home. Internet connection required is a no go for me too.

      • XboxOne

        You have 3 consoles and a PC. Good for you kiddo! Mama must be proud of you!

      • An Tran

        Heck, even on those @home systems, you don't even have to be online to play your games (even with Steam).

      • the_rebel14

        But to be a mobile game, it should be playable anywhere you go. If I'm playing away from home on my iPad, I'd like to be able to jump in and play. Not get stopped and getting told that I can't play because I have no connection.

      • XboxOne

        Who plays on their iPad outside their own home?

      • OrangeJews

        So everyone has a wifi at home, huh?

      • sticktron

        Well yeah, pretty much.

      • XboxOne

        The graphics aren't AAA.

    • Eric Yang

      Multiplayer, which requires online anyway, has been the only redeeming feature to the modern combat series since 3. Relying on 4G is too laggy and the single player hasn't been worth it since Modern Combat 2.

  • Jake7905

    Well, they got it half right. Don't get me wrong, no IAP's in a Gameloft release is a very big deal, and is reason enough to get excited. But requiring an internet connection for single player content is a step in the wrong direction.

    • DuckyShot

      I'm still buying the game tho 🙂

    • Salsander

      I assume they took away the IAPs only to appease people concerned about the always online aspect.

  • 5hift

    Don't really know what's worse... Constant internet connection or IAPs. I mean, I never really bought IAPs for Modern Combat games... So I guess constant internet connection is worse. Game looks good, but constant internet connection is a huge step back.

    • XboxOne

      If you want hackers gone you would've agreed with always on connection requirement to detect them...

      • dancj

        I only play single player so I don't care if hackers are gone.

      • marcanthony0313

        If you're seriously buying and playing a Modern Combat title for its single-player, then you must really be missing something.

    • Speedster117

      I agree

  • CkX82

    Where as i completely understand the frustration of always needing an internet connection for me personally im only playing for multiplayer so im cool with it.

  • CkX82

    They should have bailed on the unified progression to allow no connection for singleplayer and keep it completely separate from multiplayer

  • ridiculocity

    Another cool game I won't be able to play on my iPad mini retina 128gb wifi on my long train commute to work. Lame!

    • Superslippy

      Buy a wifi hotspot or use your phone as one. Version MIFI works well. I have one and I have AT&T

      • the_rebel14

        Not everyone can do that. -_-

      • XboxOne

        then too bad.

    • XboxOne

      Poor little baby! :'(

  • dariusjr98

    The always-on Internet connection isn't even bad, and it makes sense in this case. This isn't a quick 5-second game that you play on a bus ride home, this is a AAA title, a title you will want to sit back, relax, and enjoy AT HOME. You know, where your Wi-Fi is?

    • Boris Nguetie

      they said during the twitch streaming that they splitted the missions in shorter ones to make it more mobile friendly so more playable on the go.... BIG PLOT HOLE HERE! not complaining (at least not anymore) cauz i'm now more pumped for the multiplayer, i just wanted to point this out.

    • Speedster117

      Except the spec ops missions are like little 5 minute missions you can do while on the go, so being always online is a huge contradiction.

  • DuckyShot

    If the camos and stuff are coming in updates, that means that the game is finished and that Gameloft is just polishing and tweaking the game for release 😀

  • Based Xatu

    When is nova 4 coming?

  • surirav

    Good that more like it. And also stop continu required internet and unfair banning.

  • oxmuzzle

    Does this mean multiplayer over cellular is happening? If so this is the most mobile modern combat ever, even if it does need an always on connection.

  • Amenbrother

    Wow thats awesome news!

  • NPeart

    Ok, then!! If it even has an option to turn that ridiculous auto aim off, and turn gyro aiming on, I will surely buy it, even if it costed 14,99.

  • YouGotHeadshot

    I can't believe people are complaining that an online multiplayer game has a requirement to be online.. Like come on people..

    • the_rebel14

      It's not just an online game. If it's like most FPSs then it should have a campaign mode. THAT IS NOT ONLINE.

  • Jhrisado

    No MFI support???? Sigh.....I hope that as well as voice chat would soon be available

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  • curtisrshideler

    Internet connection on another paid game? Not gonna go for it. Wish we could go back to the old Gameloft.

  • Shifaan

    Honestly in my opinion, I'd safely say I could go for a game with iap rather than a game with full internet connectivity. Seriously Gameloft, WHY? This is happening with a lot of the most anticipated great new games lately (full internet connection and/or iap together) for example:
    The Amazing Spiderman 2, Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5 just to name a couple.
    But again, I'd rather still purchase a game with iAP than buy a game with full-time internet connection.

  • seantyas

    I agree, I buy these games to mostly play on airplanes, or while in other countries while I most likely have no or very crappy connections. This is a real pain in the ass to have to be connected. Obviously multiplayer should require Internet but single player campaign? Pretty weak, I'd actually pay an IAP purchase if one existed to remove that!

    • Intendro

      An IAP to remove Internet requirement?! Don't encourage them to make people buy more stuff that shouldn't have to be bought, like portability on an already portable system!

  • oriel123

    Is it a lobby chat?cause its hard for us to,chat with other players

  • Revengercm

    Why people complain about being online?! Online is better, freaking saves your progress. I prefer to not play the game than losing my 100 hours account. Crybabies...

    • seantyas

      Why crybabies? Mobile games shouldn't require Internet constant connection. This the term mobile.

      • Kenan2000

        If you wanna play with speedhackers and 1 hitters in the multiplayer then sure,you will be happy with not constant internet connection.

    • Intendro

      Data saves offline. iTunes backups and iCloud backups back up your save data without removing portability! And without any of them doing stuff like "Connection lost, there went all your progress since last save."

      • Intendro

        *I mean, of course, iCloud backups that actually only require connecting while accessing said data... Like it actually makes sense to!

      • Revengercm

        Constantly is still better. Safer to trust. Itunes backup is awful and anything can happen to your idevice. Get used to online games. You're right here commenting with probably an internet that you have always so why these people complain. Constantly online might even be better for the devs to manage things, they choose that direction for something you know?

      • Intendro

        If you don't trust a backup you can make whenever you want, or even an online backup that logically only requires Internet when using it because it's pointless to require otherwise, how do you trust any backup? Your argument doesn't make sense.

        And just because someone has Internet doesn't mean it's everywhere... My room has no connection, I have no wifi, Internet doesn't exist everywhere on the road, or everywhere on the planet I'm at when I want to play games...

        It's a stupid restriction that removes portability in a portable system!
        Internet requirement doesn't even make sense for a single player mode!
        It's ridiculous!

      • Revengercm

        Or don't buy the game. It's a game, you don't need to buy. Stop complaining something that won't be changed, this is gameloft we're talking. Buy some other game or buy a console or don't play video games.

      • Intendro

        People complain in the hope that the bad things will be fixed. Because if no one complains, nothing would ever get fixed. That's how things work.

      • Revengercm

        Did they removed the internet connection with spider man 2... No? Why would they do the same to this one? Like I said, they have their reasons and if you don't like the idea don't buy it. There's a lot of games that require online play for single player, nothing is new.

      • John

        Actually, they did remove it with Spider-Man 2, sooo......

  • greatnoob

    Improved lighting and physics engine? Sweet. Persistent Internet connection? No biggie, stops hackers. Battery life? I'm happy with 30 mins of gameplay.

  • Mess

    So... Any news what the price will actually be as there are no IAPs? I would assume that normally subsidises the price, so $10?

  • NPeart

    So does it require online connection in single player...or does it have a campaign?

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    • Speedster117

      It has a campaign but you need to be online to play it, pretty retarded.

      • NPeart

        Yes, Gameloft might have got the dlc's worth of change from the internet providers.

  • Ultima12

    This is awesome news all around!!! Wow!! Good job, Gameloft!!!

  • Devok

    NO Internet connection is only required for online multiplayer, And for single player it does not. Common sense that it is for multiplayer only, why would any company even make single player online?

    • Mess

      Synchronised progression and to prevent hackers.

  • cookiesEater

    Shut Up and take my money gameloft

  • Mekklesack

    Tight! My only hope us that Gameloft "optimizes" the app. We have the latest iPads and iPhones it should work on our current devices for a long time (hopefully).

    Otherwise, all of this information sounds like a utopia, especially when it comes to hackers...

  • seantyas

    It says Internet connection is required same like in hearthstone. In single player practice hearthstone u still need Internet connection

  • Devok

    And what would hackers want to hack a single
    Player game? Consistent online multiplayer is where it comes in. If single get hacked theres no way it will effect multiplayer, the game would simply crash. Maybe gameloft worries that people would cheat single player so customers don't pay for their IAPs.

  • Speedster117

    Wtf? That's retarded, I don't want a single player game where you have to always be online. The game was looking good but now it's ruined.

    • seantyas

      100% with you. I loved campaigning on long flights. Was the ultimate time killer

  • Revengercm

    What a disgrace to play mobile games. No iaps and all they see is the stupid online feature. The campaign is just beat it and never play it. So why is it so important. Why would people want to play where there's no wifi instead of doing things around them. Pretty sure a lot of places have wifi. If you want a fps that doesn't require internet to play campaign go buy an xbox, ps or wii. Don't expect mobile games to be similar. They're not stupid, that's a smart move, no hackers allowed even in campaign, that's how we roll. Don't buy this masterpiece just because of 5-10 hours of gameplay needed to be connected to the internet.

  • An Tran

    Hate the always online part, considering it's not an MMO. Completely kills the point of a mobile game (a game you can play anywhere, anytime without restrictions). I'll probably still get it once there's a sale.