Asphalt franchise tops 1 billion downloads; Asphalt 9 coming to Xbox One, Series X

Asphalt 9: Legends

Gameloft has announced a big milestone for its Asphalt racing franchise. The 16-year-old series has topped a billion downloads across all platforms.

In addition, Gameloft today announced that Asphalt 9: Legends will soon be launching on Xbox Series X and Xbox One consoles with crossplay and cross-save support for players on Windows 10. The game is free-to-play.

Additionally, Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt 9: Legends will release dedicated time-limited events starting April 26. The events will allow players to stack up rewards and prizes.

Origins

The series can trace its origins back to Asphalt Urban GT. The game was a launch title on Nintendo DS back in 2005. It was also released on Nokia’s N-Gage gaming phone. More recently, the franchise has appeared on everything from Nintendo Switch to smartphones.

“For over 20 years, Gameloft has been on the forefront of what players could experience on mobile devices, and just over 15 years ago we kicked off a franchise that has remained a core series to us, Asphalt,” said Thomas Aurick, VP of Creation at Gameloft.

“In the years since, we transformed Asphalt into the most readily accessible racing franchise in the world. This is only just the beginning for Asphalt,” Aurick added.

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