So about a week ago there was a story we reported on regarding Gameloft’s Asphalt 7: Heat title and the fact that users were being bombarded suddenly with what looked to be Airpush ads. It didn’t help either that a forum administrator over on the Gameloft forums confirmed that Gameloft uses Airpush. Well Gameloft has sent over an official statement regarding this whole issue.
Here is the statement from Gameloft in its entirety:
Some Android fans of Asphalt 7: Heat recently got messages from the game popping up in their notification tray. Clearly the extreme speed of Asphalt 7 got our Customer Care team a little dizzy, because they mistakenly told users who complained that the messages came from the Airpush ad system.
Gameloft is not using the Airpush service, and Airpush has nothing to do with these messages. It was an internal error and a dedicated team at Gameloft identified the problem and leapt into action to solve it faster than a NASCAR pit crew.
We would like to apologize to our users and to Airpush for any misunderstanding, as well as the inconvenience of experiencing the bug. Our trusty crew has confirmed that our Asphalt 7 fans on Android should never receive these notifications again.
See you on the streets of Asphalt 7: Heat!
So there you have it. In the end it was an internal error causing the sudden bombardment of alerts in user’s notification trays for Asphalt 7: Heat. It should be all fixed now.
Developer Website: Gameloft