Gameloft is serious about Windows games. That’s not just due to the fact that the company has been releasing all its older games onto the Windows library over the last two months or so, but also because it plans to release its highly anticipated first person shooter Modern Combat 5: Blackout on the Windows platform at the same time as the iOS and Android release. In fact Gameloft has promised that all its upcoming HD titles launching in the second half of the year will be getting the same treatment.
Blackout is the fifth instalment in the Modern Combat series and is scheduled for release on Thursday, 24th July 2014. The game is expected to have the usual single player campaigns but it is the multiplayer mode that rakes in all the attention. Gameloft has announced that multiplayer will support up to 12 players and will include 4 different modes including Capture the Flag, Free for All, Team Battle and VIP. The highlight of the modes though is the Squad battles. Squads will enable you to see if the people in your group are online and then initiate a Squad Battle. Leaderboards, chats, ratings and limited time events are some of the other features that will be integrated into the Squads.
As far as pricing goes, the good news is that the game will have absolutely no IAPs but will cost you an upfront fee of $6.99. Are you looking forward to some mind blowing MC action on your Windows Phone? Be sure to hit that Store first thing this Thursday.