Modern Combat 5: Blackout will take mobile FPS to the next level this month
Having been delayed from 2013 to 2014 in order to let its developers “fully achieve” their vision for the game, the eagerly awaited Modern Combat 5: Blackout finally has a release date — and it’s later this month. The Gameloft FPS will be arriving on Android and iOS devices on Thursday, July 24th, priced at $6.99 with (mercifully) no in-app purchases.
The game is set to take players on yet another adventure across the world, beginning in Venice, Italy, before protagonist Phoenix is set on a special operation to secure the transport of WMDs from a well-armed terrorist group. Unsurprisingly, not everything will go to plan, and from here you jump from set piece to spectacular set piece, including helicopter and speedboat-based moments.
Early reports suggest that MC5 plays very similarly to the games that have come before it in the series, although the graphical overhaul makes it all much more impressive.
Other changes include the addition of a new unified progression system, plus a multiplayer mode which lets you join squads with your friends.
Having written about MC5 quite a few times in the year since it was announced, I for one can’t wait to finally get my teeth into it. For now, here are some more screens from the game: