Asphalt 8: Airborne is the first of several Gameloft games coming to new Apple TV

The new Apple TV set-top box is being promoted as a gaming machine, and well-known publisher Gameloft plans to release several of its popular mobile titles to work with the new device. It begins with the launch of the arcade racing game Asphalt 8: Airborne for the new Apple TV.

Gameloft says that the Apple TV version of Asphalt 8 will include "exceptional graphics and sophisticated visual effects". It adds:

Races in Asphalt 8: Airborne will be even more heart-pounding thanks to the accelerometer built into the Siri Remote, allowing players to turn corners at full speed. The integrated Game Center features will give players the option to sync their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad game progress.

Gameloft's next Apple TV game will be Dungeon Hunter 5, which will be released sometime next week. Over the coming weeks and months, more Gameloft titles will be added to the new Apple TV, including Dragon Mania Legends, Gangstar Vegas, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic, Siegefall, Trivial Pursuit & Friends and UNO & Friends.

John Callaham

I have been writing professionally about technology and gaming news for 14 years.