I know what you’re thinking – we’re a Nintendo-focused site. However, what Apple just unveiled today could potentially reshape the mobile gaming landscape for years to come. In an unexpected twist during the iPhone 15 Pro announcement, Apple dedicated a segment to gaming on their device. This was made possible by the remarkable A17 Pro processor, enabling the device to seamlessly run both existing and upcoming AAA games. Some of the notable titles in the lineup include Assassin’s Creed Mirage, Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Death Stranding; complete with hardware accelerated ray tracing.
Judging by the demos presented during the event, it seems that Apple is attempting to make a significant entry into the handheld gaming arena, and if executed correctly, could pose a legitimate long-term threat to Nintendo. While it’s unlikely that the iPhone 15 Pro will have an immediate impact on Nintendo’s bottom line, if Apple can provide a steady influx of AAA games and if they make a halfway decent controller, it could pave the way for some genuine competition in the handheld market; potentially the first since the days of the Vita.
Apple gave some additional details about the GPU in a press release on their website.
The pro-class GPU is up to 20 percent faster and unlocks entirely new experiences, featuring a new 6-core design that increases peak performance and energy efficiency. Now with hardware-accelerated ray tracing — which is 4x faster than software-based ray tracing — iPhone 15 Pro offers smoother graphics, as well as more immersive AR applications and gaming experiences. iPhone 15 Pro brings true-to-life gaming to the palm of users’ hands with console titles never before seen on a smartphone, like Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4, Death Stranding, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Resident Evil 4 Remake, Resident Evil Village, and Death Stranding will be launching on iPhone 15 Pro later this year, with Assassin’s Creed Mirage coming in early 2024. Stay tuned to Nintendo Wire for more news as we get it!
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