Great_Seal_of_the_United_States_(obverse).svgAlright, so this story is a little weird as I'm going to be trying really hard to tip-toe around any actual official title names as last time one of these huge Gameloft leaks happened we got DMCA'd by them back into the stone age and we had to take everything related to the names of the leaked games down. Anyway, back on March 22nd, Gameloft did an investor presentation in London. Part of that presentation laid out Gameloft's entire lineup for 2016 and a few titles for 2017.

Starting with Q2 of 2016, Gameloft is planning on releasing a new version of their popular racing game which is now a series that includes eight different games. This time around may be a little more "extreme" than previous versions of the game. This new racing game will feature rally cars, monster trucks, souped up jeeps, dune buggies, and even something that looks like a VW Microbus with monster truck tires. Things speed up in Q3 of 2016 with a city building game where players will manage a city in something that looks a whole lot like SimCity BuildIt. Likely more interesting to our audience is a title from Gameloft's Grand Theft Auto-like series that is set in New Orleans. It's going to be totally open world, and have some kind of "social" component.

Zombies_NightoftheLivingDeadIn Q4, Gameloft has a zombie-themed MMORPG that looks like it's set in a Western-ish almost Borderlands-y universe. From the looks of things, the UI is laid out a lot like their World of Warcraft-like MMORPG, so you'll likely be roaming around a post-apocalyptic zombie land partying up and slaying loads of the undead. Also coming in Q4 2016 is a sequel to Gameloft's futuristic military themed Clash of Clans-like base building and attacking game. Graphics look considerably better this time around, like any sequel.

Rounding out this year's Q4 releases is a new iteration on Gameloft's Call of Duty-ish first person shooter series that looks like it's set a tiny bit further in the future featuring soldiers in super suits, futuristic weapons, and lots of explosions. The tentative title hints that multiplayer will be a large component, and considering the current game in this series also leaned heavily on multiplayer, that's not much of a surprise.

2011_FIA_GT1_Silverstone_2Farther out yet in Q2 of 2017 is a proper sequel to the same popular arcade racing game I mentioned earlier, almost as if the one they're releasing this year is a sort of spinoff / half-step between the two games. This particular game looks a lot like the existing title, with super cars, great graphics, and even the ability to do backflips... Because, sure, why not. There's also mentions of sport bikes and eSports in there, but it's hard to say where those things come into play. Last, but certainly not least, is a sequel to Gameloft's Diablo-like dungeon crawler. The "main" version of this game will apparently have some kind of eSports MOBA element to it, but it's unclear whether or not that will be the whole game. Also in this series is a spinoff title where players will fight monsters via side-scrolling beat 'em up style gameplay.

There wasn't any specific mention with regards to whether or not these games would be free to play, but during the presentation Gameloft outlined that the strategy for upcoming years include "staying up to date on the latest monetization techniques." They specifically listed cards, gacha mechanics, leveling things up, and event systems with ambitious user acquisition strategies. Realistically, if you're expecting big studios like this to be releasing premium games in 2016 and 2017, you really haven't been paying attention to the iOS market.

We're going to keep our eyes out for more details on these games, which we can hopefully start mentioning by name... But, since we don't really like getting emails from lawyers, it seems better to err on the side of caution here.

Note: Yes, it's April Fool's day today, which unfortunately puts a shadow of doubt over everything on the internet. We don't participate in that sort of thing, and this leak is very real.

  • Ghostwalker

    That was a full on macarena, chicken dance, and electric slide, right there.

    • Mr.Ace

      I looked up Gangstar New Orleans and it looks to be one of the best, biggest, most detailed ios open world games, it's going to be HUGE.....HURRY AND RELEASE!!

      • Eli Hodapp

        Whoa whoa whoa, no one said anything about that!!! I'm just saying a Grand Theft Auto like game set in New Orleans let's not jump to conclusions!

      • Mr.Ace

        There's already proof on the web!! There are already pictures and artworks of it it's going to be a huge game

  • And_75

    I thought Gameloft closed their mobile division or something. What did I miss?

    • Eli Hodapp

      They've closed a few of their studios, but they've still got plenty of staff around the world.

      • Abz Productions

        is this april fools?

      • Eli Hodapp

        Nope. We don't do that shit around here.

      • Anotherkellydown

        I like this guy :โ€ขD

      • Popsux

        Damn Daniel!

      • mobilegamerbr

        Leaks yesterday in Gameloft Forum's and confirmed by Gameloft Brazil in
        Official page on Facebook. We don't think will gona cause DMCA Problems.

  • Dawn Stung atoms

    I'm guessing CodernMombat 6 will be F2P at launch, which is actually a good thing in this case. I just hope there isn't an energy/stamina system.

    • James Sira

      I'd prefer a premium app, though it is highly unlikely. They are looking to make a profit which most certainly means that if it is free to play it will have an energy system.

      • Dawn Stung atoms

        If it has an energy system, they're shooting themselves in the foot. Almost all other F2P shooters in the App Store don't have an energy system, and they're casually enjoyable enough to give the gameloft title a run for its money.

    • Pyroknight

      I really didn't like the latest one, the energy system wasn't too bad but it was just so pay to win

  • PhoenixAG

    Bahahahahaa! I love this article! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • loophole

      The king has returned ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Samurix16

    Can't wait for the new GTA style game

  • Jared Nelson

    I'm stoked that Lamegoft is making more gideo vames for my Ipple aPhone portable phartsmone device.

    • speedyph


    • VirtualBoyFreak

      Azaming pots tereh! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • sobriquet

      Hehe, you said phart.

    • Popsux

      Damn Daniel!!

  • Michael Graham Jr

    april fools?

    • Firedog5698

      This is legit

    • skylerolson

      I would cry

  • ๊น€์ง€ ํ‚ซ๋ฐธ

    April first news! It's legit!

    • NeutralTerritory

      It's legit. Someone posted a link to the document on the forums.

  • Michal Hochmajer

    Screenshot from WOW-like zombie mmorpg...looks stylish wow.
    But second one with cars looks like real racing...shame on you lameloft for this hyper realistic graphics, I want simple box instead cars and with simplified cartoonish texture. U have much to learn from indie studios, You superevilmegaiaptimercorp.
    Happy April 1 to all.

  • PGGamer

    Asphalt 9, MC6.. oh yeah!

    • NeutralTerritory

      There was a post on the forum with the document. It seems pretty legit.

  • ChaosProdigy

    Gameloft has no respect from me because they are so IAP heavy, stopped playing their games a year ago

    • Pyroknight

      You can't really blame them though, that's where the money is

      • Michael Graham Jr

        exactly, companies are in business to make money, if so many people didnt do the iap then they would stop selling them

  • shining jade

    April 1st ... I'm gonna take this careful as this is April fools day ..

    • Imagon Nasah

      But it's true though;-) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Anonomation

    Asphalt Extreme and Asphalt Shockwave

    • Anonomation

      If not it's an April fools joke, but I heard about his before today.

  • Cayjak

    My two favourite gameloft games will never get sequels, Nova and backstab

  • mobilegamerbr

    Leaks yesterday in Gameloft Forum's and confirmed by Gameloft Brazil in Oficial page on Facebook. We Don't Think its gona DMCA Problems.

    • Eli Hodapp

      Unfortunately, the way the DMCA works you really don't even need to have a valid claim.

  • shining jade

    Well now that I understand that toucharcade doesn't partake in April fools day, this sounds wicked! Can't wait !

  • Bloodangel

    The zombie mmorpg interests me the most

  • Bloodangel

    Would like them to re release a updated version of their old football manager games. I loved them on my old mobile, before the days of iPhone.

  • TheGrimCreeper

    I'm looking forward to the new Asphalt game(s), Gangstar New Orleans, and Modern Combat Versus. Hopefully all three of them go premium on their release. The 2016-2017 schedule should be beautiful for Gameloft.

  • Mike T4

    I used to be drooling over every new cloneloft game, back in j2me, Symbian days and early iOS. When they were, you know, good. Now reading this absolutely no interest. Maybe the new Gangstar could be ok , but how much they downgraded Asphalt over the years is sad. Not even a proper new ip in 2 years!

  • crazy dad

    So no news of a halo like game that would be the fourth in the series ๐Ÿ˜ข

    • Salman Yasin

      there is one see the full list but the bad news is that its in 2018

  • Raphael Alexander

    Turns out this list was at least partially true!