Asphalt 8: Airborne Goes Permanently Free – Video of the Day

Asphalt 8: Airborne Goes Permanently Free – Video of the Day

Nov 6, 2013

Think that racing games are getting perhaps a bit too Real? Long for the days of nitro boosts, takedowns, and cars inexplicably rapidly spinning in the air? Asphalt 8: Airborne may just be the game for the person who thinks that braking is something for communists. The problem was that to get into this privilege, one had to pay $0.99 to Gameloft to download the game. The free market has decided that games should be free, and Gameloft has listened to the market and made the game free. And this isn’t a temporary sale, this is a permanent move. Granted, on iOS it could be temporary, but on Google Play, when a developer goes free, they can’t revert back to being paid.

We’ve featured the game as part of the Video of the Day series because for one, it’s a mighty-fine-looking game, and because hey – might as well show off what’s free now. Gameloft claims that they didn’t change the IAP structure in any significant way, just adding limited-time events and per-event boosts. At least one user review on Google Play alleges otherwise, but no one ever accused user reviews of being well-crafted and fair critiques of games, now did they? Judge for yourself by downloading the game now.

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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