More cars and tracks seem like a great place to start.
By all accounts, Asphalt 7: Heat was one of 2012's hottest games, and for great reason. The satisfying mix of high-powered sports cars, plethora of detailed tracks and online play made it an instant favorite among players searching for an arcade-racing fix. Naturally, there's always room for improvement, and with rumors of Asphalt 8: Infinity due to appear in 2013, here's a list of things we'd most like to see.
Additional Cars Per Race, Single And Multiplayer
Currently, Asphalt 7 supports six-person online play, which is quite a feat when you consider how pretty and fast-paced the game is. Sequels usually up the proverbial ante, so how about eight on-screen cars, or even better, 10? We love the sound of that, so long as the frame rate holds up.
For the most part, the cockpit view usually appears in more simulation-style racers, but that doesn't mean this perspective can't work in a more arcade environment. First person play enhances the sense of speed, and it would be cool to see what the inside of these cars look like, complete with working gauges.
New Tracks Inspired By Real World Locations
Gameloft did an outstanding job with Asphalt 7's tracks, which take place in Russia, Iceland, Hawaii and Shanghai, among other exotic locations. As expected, Asphalt 8 will most likely debut with a new set of places to explore. India and Australia rank high on our personal list.
Even More Cars And Challenges
It should go without saying that we want a slew of new rides to test drive, along with key favorites from Asphalt 7, like the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and Ferrari 288 GTO.
You can crash in Asphalt 7: Heat, but your car looks brand-new. Let's scuff them up a bit and trade some paint. Throw a few dents in there, and mess up the hood. Bust some headlights and tail lights. This would add to the intensity.
We did a collective double take when Gameloft released Asphalt 7 for the budget-friendly price of $0.99, which we gladly paid. That said, would the company go one-step further and release Asphalt 8 free-of-charge, as it did with Heroes of Order & Chaos? We already expect in-app purchases to play a huge role. Might as well put the game onto as many devices as possible.
Now that you've read our wish list, what would you love to see in Asphalt 8?