Developers Reportedly Keen To Expand Console-Like iPhone 15 Pro Games To Mac And iPad
When Apple announced the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max on September 12 it made a big deal about the new A17 Pro being capable of playing console-level games. Now, it seems that game developers are already looking at what comes next.
According to an IGN report, Apple has already confirmed that developers are keen to turn these iPhone 15 Pro games into one that can run at similar fidelity on the iPad and Mac in the future.
The iPhone 15 Pro will reportedly be capable of playing games like Resident Evil 4 and Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. But Jeremy Sandmel, Apple’s Senior Director of GPU Software, and Tim Millet, Apple’s VP of Platform Architecture have told IGN that this is just the start.
…one of the things that fundamentally enabled that is this unification of the architecture of Apple Silicon and the iPhone Silicon and the iPad Silicon. And so you can see that they’re able to do exactly what you just suggested, which is bring a game to iPhone and Mac that is the same game. It’s the same rendering, it’s the same rendering quality and it’s the same game they had on a gaming PC and a console.
So we really look at these many generations of SoC architecture across the phone, across the iPad, across now, Apple Silicon Macs. And we’d see that as part of one big unified platform, a graphics and gaming platform in particular.
The A17 Pro is the first 3nm chip to have been produced by chipmaker TSMC, but it’s expected that Apple will use similar chips for future M3-powered Macs and iPads. If that’s the case we can surely expect similarly impressive performance from those new Macs.
The new iPhones will all go on sale on September 22 including the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max.