The iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will be compatible with well-known titles including Resident Evil 4 (Remake), Resident Evil Village, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Death Stranding.
Apple made a big announcement today at its special keynote event, introducing the new lineup which includes the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max along with other Apple products. While the unveiling of new iPhones is expected on an annual basis, what caught many by surprise was the revelation that popular games like Resident Evil 4 (Remake), Resident Evil Village, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and Death Stranding will be compatible with the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max.
iPhone 15 Pro will run AAA games with hardware ray tracing
Apple’s forthcoming iPhone is set to deliver impressive gaming capabilities. The company revealed on Tuesday that the iPhone 15 Pro, powered by the cutting-edge A17 Pro chip, will support real-time ray-traced graphics, a significant advancement for its flagship phone.
This hardware upgrade will enable mobile versions of well-known games like Capcom’s Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 4 remake, as well as Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding.
During the Apple event, Sribalan Santhanam, VP of the silicon engineering group, introduced the powerful new chip and assured that the A17’s internal GPU can smoothly handle ray-traced reflections, performing four times faster than software-based rendering on current chips. Santhanam hailed it as the “fastest chip ever on any smartphone.”
To demonstrate this exceptional speed, Apple brought in the developers of Ubisoft’s The Division Resurgence, an upcoming free-to-play spinoff of the franchise, along with Hoyoverse’s Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact to showcase these games on an iPhone.
The presentation extended beyond games originally designed exclusively for mobile devices, revealing that Capcom will bring the console versions of Resident Evil Village and this year’s Resident Evil 4 remake to iPhone 15 Pro later in the year. Additionally, Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding is slated to arrive this year too. In the following year, Ubisoft plans to introduce the console version of Assassin’s Creed Mirage to iPhone.
Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, noted, “This is the first time the console version of Assassin’s Creed will be natively available on a smartphone.” While Apple, Capcom, and Ubisoft didn’t delve into touchscreen controls for these games, Apple did emphasize that the iPhone supports Bluetooth controllers, including Sony’s DualSense for PlayStation 5.
The iPhone 15 Pro starts at $999, offering 128 GB of storage and a 6.1-inch screen, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max, starting at $1,199, comes with 256 GB of storage and boasts a 6.7-inch screen. Both models will be available for pre-order starting Sept. 22.
As for the gaming experience on the iPhone 15 Pro and Max, it remains uncertain. Given that it’s already possible to connect a Bluetooth controller, like the PlayStation DualSense or Xbox Series X/S gamepad, to various Apple devices, it’s reasonable to assume that this would be the optimal way to enjoy these games on the new device.
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