Assassin's Creed Mirage will be the first AAA console game which will launch day and date on consoles ... and iPhone. Yes, iPhone. Resident Evil 4 Remake and RE Village. Separately they also announced hardware level support for ray-tracing.
Apple has made massive performance gains these last few years, their M1/M2 Macbooks can basically emulate PC titles and you're going to like see a shit ton of PC games on M-series Macs and iPads in the near future with a new game porting tool they've made.
But iPhone is getting in on the act too with its new iPhone 15 Pro.
This could have significant implications for the industry.
On one hand it could be more competition for Nintendo, especially iPad in the future is probably going to be able to have some crazy games.
But this could also be good for Nintendo ... if AAA publishers are looking to make an iPhone/iPad version, a Switch 2 version is basically going to be a lock. Maybe say hello to Grand Theft Auto 6. You can ignore 100 million Switch owners, but can you ignore hundreds of millions of Apple iPhone users too? And it could keep Nintendo on their toes, maybe push them to make a Switch 2 Pro an actual reality this product cycle. You have to consider iPhones will get better in performance every year.
EDIT: Death Stranding is coming as well.Last edited by Soundwave - on 12 September 2023