Trails Fusion, a game I am playing obsessively right now, released this week. Along with it, Ubisoft and RedLynx also released a companion game on iOS, called Trials Frontier. While I have seen a lot of internet backlash towards the game due to the somewhat gross free-to-play model that is used, and some of it very much justified, it would seem that those folks are merely the vocal minority.
Ubisoft announced today that since the games release on the App Store on April 10, Trials Frontier has been downloaded a staggering 6 million times. To put that into some perspective, in 2012 (the most recent and accurate numbers I found) Minecraft: Pocket Edition was downloads 5.8 millions times for the entire year. And to compare it to another free app, the insanely popular free game does 10 million downloads in a month on good months. This is also Ubisoft’s best selling iOS game to date by a fair amount.
If you are a fan of the game, despite it’s free-to-play issues, then get ready for more content. RedLynx is set to deliver “regular” content, for free. New missions, new bikes, and even new multiplayer modes are set to come out in the future, so keep an eye out if you’re planing to keep playing!