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Modern Combat 5 hitting Windows and Windows Phone this Thursday

Anybody worried that Android and iOS would be getting preferential treatment for the launch of Modern Combat 5 can rest assured that it will be available on Windows and Windows Phone at the exact same time. Gameloft also confirmed that every "HD" title they're releasing in the second half of the year will be launching on Windows and Windows Phone at the same time as other platforms.

I've been playing the iOS build for a few days now, and it's pretty great. There's all of the in-depth weapon customization and massively competitive online multiplayer, but minus the in-app purchases. The graphics are as gorgeous as ever, and though I'm still not entirely sold on first-person shooters on mobile, Modern Combat 5 stands to be the best among those out there. Here's some lengthier gameplay I had this weekend, if you're interested in a sneak peek. Our review's coming up shortly.

Gameloft's AAA shooter franchise comes back to Windows and Windows Phone this Thursday, July 24, for around $6.99. No love for 512 MB RAM Windows Phones, though. Who's in?

183 Comments
  • Will this game feature controller support?
  • ...and be Xbox live enabled?
  • He's dead Jim
  • +820
  • Awesome on Snapdragon 805 and 810 with 2K (1440x2560) display
  • LOL! So true! I do hope for Xbox controller support, though.
  • This! +1520
  • If it's not Xbox Live enabled at least I'll save a few dollars.
  • This game does not need xbox.. Xbox to be honest is useless like achievements on Google play, who looks at them anyways?
  • Everyone who has an Xbox and a gamerscore, just cuz you don't have an Xbox, doesn't mean the rest of us dont wanna increase our gamerscore while enjoying a game
    .
  • Yeah I know.. I get caught up with scores too, but then I realise that it doesn't matter at all.. To each it's own
  • Yea, you are right, I only just got caught into the scores because I just got my Xbox so now I am increasing my score a lot more, and I wanna get it higher since my friends r at 30000 and stuff. I am a teenager so I like competition, but sorry for snapping at u ;)
  • Hahah I know :) its okay
  • I hope so!
  • Will it blend?
  • Will it be the buy on one device and no more???
  • I also want/need controller support. I dont care anymore about Xbox support if updates are fast and game releases are approximate to iOS and Android. Give me controller support!
  • I'm really not gonna miss you guys that always complain about Xbox and controllers.... Actually I hope they do add controller support so I can give you all a beat down with the touch screen. It really is the best way to play.
  • Just heard back from Gameloft that controller support will be in for the Windows launch.
  • Great news. I'm in
  • Did I read correctly?? No IAP's???
    I must be dreaming!
  • And launching at the same time as iOS and Android???
    Keep dreaming
  • It is :D
  • Now come back to reality your dream has become true.
  • I wouldn't be surprised if they're there, just not before it's been publicly released.
  • Yay!!! 512 mb ram support hopefully.!!
  • MC4 didn't support 512, why would MC5 ?
  • Maybe it's more optimised, that's why Gameloft toke so much time.. Maybe
  • I don't know if that's a reasonable expectation for graphics intensive games.
  • Better get 1,GB ram phone don't compromise with ram when u want to play big games on phone.
  • At 10k budget we should think of getting an android which I don't like when a game is not optimized for 512 Mb devices
  • If you want to play the best looking games on mobile ... Don't bet on it running on 512 MB.
  • Sadly MC5 will not have 512MB support ):
  • Agreed, it was never supposed to be, 930 is calling me. But it breaks to abandon my 520. :/
  • Although I wont go for this game, I use a desktop for fps, it's great that Gameloft is supporting the platform. Hats off to them
  • Same. I use a hp gaming desktop(2007) (upgraded) to play games. Not such a fan of mobile games.
  • I much prefer Modern (RT) built games than x86/64.
  • I'll buy it even though it's not my typical game on a phone.  I have some credit left from the free $25 from Nokia on the Icon and I want to support these bigger mobile developers that are releasing software at the same time as iOS and Android.  Especially Unity developers since it's so easy for them to port it's stupid they don't.
  • My i3 sure not powerful enough but enough to run MC5 at the best and max!
  • 512mb?
  • Almost certainly not
  • When mc4 wasn't, this certainly will never support.. I guess my L625 will suffer once again... Will install it using xap deployment the same way I played mc4 on my l625..
  • I hope it has Xbox Live otherwise I'm not interested in it. Gameloft, give me the features I want and I'll give you the money you want. #SaveXboxWP
  • I'd rather take cross plattform multiplayer.
  • Exactly. Xbox doesn't support it. Which is stupid.
  • Well Tetris blitz is cross platform and also has facebook login. So its possible to have both.
  • It's not stupid at all. Cross-platform play only works in asynchronous games, not real-time games, and especially not real-time FPS games. Different ports are optimized differently for each platform. Even a nanosecond of difference can give players an advantage over others. Cross-platform play sucks.
  • Same.
  • By any means
  • Come on, you know it wont and neither will any 3rd party AAA title. All we'll get is puzzle games from Microsoft which will eventually end on on ios and android. Xbox on WP is dead.
  • You don't understand. I also am pissed off that Xbox from WP is gone. But if you want a game released at the same time as other platforms it cant be Xbox enabled. The certification process takes months. I would still prefer a game 6 months after release with Xbox but that's how it is.
  • Not true. There have been Xbox games in the past that have launched simultaneously or nearly simultaneously with other plaforms. That said, I couldn't care less about a game arriving at the same time as on other platforms, just that it arrives with Xbox integration. Nevertheless, yes, the Xbox Live certification process badly needs revision. That's what the #SaveXboxWP movement is all about.
  • I have a hard time taking someone who's admitted to buying "bad" XBL enabled games on sale and sinking time into them just for the gamer score pts., but who won't support acclaimed non-XBL titles seriously. If you could get GP on Android you would have jumped ship eons ago.  Gaming has changed...I wish your message would too.  I want a long, and vital life for WP.  Your interests are somewhere else.
  • 1. There is no such thing as a bad Xbox Live game, just lesser degrees of awesomeness. 2. I'd hardly call Gameloft titles "acclaimed". They're unoriginal rip offs plagued by performance issues. 3. I will never go back to Android. Ever.  Google is evil. 4. Wrong. Gaming has not changed in this sense. Microsoft invented achievements and every major gaming platform since then has adopted it. Know the market. 5. Wrong. My interests lie with helping WP grow. The only way that will happen is via distinguishing features, not sloppy seconds with stripped down features.
  • I agree.
  • Agreed. I don't mind waiting longer for a game, if it's got Xbox achievements. Could care less about playing cross platform, kind of lame, actually.
  • yay, some love for windows fan
  • For 512MB ram ???? 
  • I hope this game support 512MB RAM!
  • I agree, will it be available to all Lumia devices?
  • No it wont!
    It will only be for
  • For what?
  • All windows phones :) Lumia is not the only one :D
  • Okay OKAY! don't need to get smart
  • No no, just saying, because there is many people asking for "Lumia phones" come on its windows phone OS :P
  • Okay. Anyway, it would look awesome on the Nokia Lumia 520
  • I'm not sure about 512ram, but they once said they are trying to optimise this game to run on as many as possible devices.. So I think maybe :)
  • Yeah. The blackberry playbook is great for gameloft games and the Lumia 520 is a phone that looks HD
  • Exactly. Six Guns looks awesome on 520. But Modern Combat. YES!
    Only thing is... It's not going to happen):):):):):):):):):):):
  • It's the best looking game on mobile ! (maybe excluding the Infinity Blade series). Don't get your hopes up.
  • Asphalt 8 works with some graphical sacrifices maybe mc5 might
  • MC5 won't have 512MB support sadly ):
  • will it be available for 512mb ram devices too?
  • GIVE IT TO MEH!!!!
  • Seems Combatier....
  • Seems Moderner...
  • Seems... I got nothin
  • I was going to ask about the 512mb support too.
  • I hope every WinPhan will support or at least appreciate the game the way it is regardless if it's an Xbox title or not.
  • Not me. But then I'm definitely not a "winphan". I'm an Xbox achievement fan.
  • Not much of a lover of FPS games, especially on mobile. If it was Xbox enabled I might actually give it a shot, but Gameloft dropped that so long ago its hard to remember when they did support it.
  • Uh I love the new 1080p support of the WPCentral.
  • I am always in when gameloft shows up.... #halaGameloft
  • I'm getting this one!
  • It will come in handy this winter!
  • Great another hand warmer for my Lumia 930!
  • Lol!
  • Awesomeeee
  • Sadly most WP users will be left out of this one...
  • I actually wonder what percent of WP8 users have 1 GB+ devices
  • Supposedly less than 50℅. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • When you see that the 520 is the most sold WP, it's not hard to figure out things
  • I'll be downloading this!
  • Great news. I'm definitely in. Lets hope it doesn't get delayed.
  • Great news for WP! :D
  • Moga support????
  • Will it have support for the 520?
  • Since I can install apps and games on the SD card... I downloaded every app and every game I can! LOL
  • Quality and smart studios are like this! They want their games/apps everywhere. More people using/playing, good for them, good for us. There are a lot of "devs" that have to learn something with this examples. Congratulations to Gameloft!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Agree. I love AE Mobile's support too.
  • I hope it doesn't have any basically unobtainable, poorly thought-out multiplayer achievements like the last game and NOVA did. Otherwise no buy
  • Won't be Xbox Live, won't play it.
  • Ditto
  • Will it work on my 925??? And how many gb will it fill?
  • If its not an Xbox game for windows phone I won't bother.
  • My 1520, Desktop, Laptop, Venue 8 Pro and $20 in my Microsoft Account are ready!
  • No thanks. They basically screwed us with MC4.
  • Why ?
  • The game had zero updates when iOS and Android versions were constantly updated.
  • That's because Gameloft found the Xbox Live certification process to be a big impediment as it cost them a lot more time and money to update games than it should have. That is no longer an issue for their newer games, hence the games actually get updates! Also, they're just increasing their WP and Windows 8 support in general, which is great.
  • when a game isn't available on WP some  complain about the lack of support but when its available they complain because its not xbox live title :\
  • Agreed.
  • Dam, better complete 4 asap. Also, if there are any game devs here, can someone let me know if this azure cloud save stuff MS was pushing is actually coming? Need to remove to games for space.
  • Free pls!
  • MC5 will cost $6.99 USD at launch
     
  • YES!
  • Anybody have a Nokia Lumia 1520.3 for sale?
  • Great!! Great to see Gameloft and a few others (like Disney and Rovio) supporting WP in this way...
  • I'm glad this attitude by gameloft, but other games like "GT RACING 2, Heroes of Order & Chaos, Rival Knights" are all in trouble. After a few rounds the application does not open. Solve it ASAP.
  • I hope its free
  • I don't. Free games with iap's suck. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • MC5 won't be free.  It's going to cost $6.99 USD at launch.
  • Hopefully it'll be free!
  • Nope, $6.99.
  • Universal app hopefully I've given up on XBL on wp
  • No Xbox achievements, no thanks. #SaveXboxWP
  • I assume its not for Windows RT? It would be so nice on the big screen of my Surface.
  • It's for Windows, so I guess it should work..
  • Of course it is going to work with Windows RT. It is a Windows Store App.
  • Not all Windows 8 games are available on Windows RT.
  • Happy to see the big time games show up on WP same day as IOS and Droid. I love Xbox but it Microsoft STILL has not shown me way Xbox enabled games are worth the extra waiting time on windows phone....i love achievements and friends list but I would rather have the games to play especially when they're new and popular.
  • Make it free
  • Do you work for free?
  • Starting love Gameloft =)
  • Cause we find it hard to buy things online here in my country Nigeria
  • That doesn't mean that game developers should work for free. It sucks when online purchases are difficult or impossible in some countries, though.
  • Can someone explain to me why do you care about the Xbox live support? Points? I think it has been useless since Xbox...
  • I agree
  • It will be 6.99$ like always, but there is no in game purchases :) finally
  • Have you ever played Blacklight: Retribution?
  • No why, looks nice on steam
  • Its similar to Modern Combat, I have it on my PS4. I love them both, hope this comes to platform like Domination did for PS3.
  • I think this is going to be a free game like the other
  • No, it won't be free. Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • 1. Xbox integration's been taken away from their games. 2. All they do is blatantly rip off other companies. The practices of this company aren't worth my patronage anymore.
  • Windows is actually starting to catch up with the release dates!!
  • Is this game for free?
  • No Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Cant wait
  • Better than Call of Duty...
  • Meh, 4 was good but, better than COD ? Hmmmmm not sure on that one...
  • It plays just like Call of Duty lol. I'm a Battlefield man anyway.
  • Without Xbox Live 
    I do not buy
  • I'm with you, brother.
  • From GameLoft's track record, it will be unloadable and unplayable until an update in 2016 (a-la-Rival-Knights-mode)
  • Wonder if it will be free like the rest of the Gameloft games...unless that was a short term thing.
  • If it has xbox controller support I may actually think about buying it, if not it is highly unlikely i will even try it, touch for a fps just doesnt seem to do it for me.  Games that have controller support get significantly more play time from me.  What an awesome feature to use the best controller available for sweet mobile gaming.
  • M in.
  • Hope it's got Xbox live support! If not, I'll pass! No achievements = None of my money!
  • This is Modern Combat FIVE and this douche says he's "still not sold on mobile fps", what a moron. Gameloft wouldn't be making them and surely wldnt port to a insignificant OS like WP if the money, interest and technology wasnt there.   Can we get an author that at least knows the mobile gaming scene please?
  • Nobody has to like playing FPS games on mobile devices. Everyone has their own preferences and no game (or type of game) is for everybody. Please be more respectful of opinions that differ from your own, and especially site staff.
  • Xbox?
  • Awesome!!! So excited
  • Where's family feud ???
  • Still waiting EA . Seriously where is Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012 -_-....
  • Damn, money again. I hope Gameloft makes this game free on WP and pay on Android and IOS
  • Why would they do that? Because you've WP? LOL
  • Any idea of pricing?
  • I'm not in because I've 512 mb ram device.I can't even complain because it's a high end game.
  • I am in if it could be free..:P
  • 512mb users, sit down tight and just watch the trailers T_T
  • Haha no we will play it on 512 Ram phones.
  • Yup I' m in.......
  • I like Gameloft.
  • No micro transactions? I'm sold!!
  • This game will not have xbox support as made by gamesoft, they don't support xbox live enabled anymore with there games. This is why xbox Live is stuggling on mobile as gamesoft & Rovio have pulled out of xbox Live games.  
  • Got word back from Gameloft. No love for 512 MB of RAM. Sorry, folks.
  • Outstanding !!!
    am so Excited :)
  • If it has Xbox on it, I will buy it on release day. If no Xbox, No buy. #SaveXboxWP I was looking forward to this one, it's sad that I know it wont have Xbox and I will have to skip over it.
  • Will gameloft realease a free version of it just like the forth edition ?
  • Played 4 on my 520. Hoping this will be patched too.
  • not sure why everyone is so excited, every single gameloft game i have played has been riddled with bugs, including game breaking bugs, stat reseting bugs, achievement bugs, and they have basically zero support.  
  • Their newer games are quite a lot better than their older ones.