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Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 and 15 Pro during its September event this week, and the standout feature (in my opinion) was the ability of the 15 Pro to play console games.
During the event, Apple showcased and announced upcoming releases of Resident Evil 4 Remake, Resident Evil Village, and Assassins Creed Mirage.
Following the event, we learned that Death Stranding was also on its way. This is all thanks to Apple’s new A17 chip, which includes MetalFX upscaling, its own version of DLSS or FSR, and hardware ray tracing support.
The A17 is Undeniably Impressive
Look, even though I’m primarily an Android gamer, I can’t deny that this news is truly impressive. I watched the Apple event and felt quite envious about this announcement.
In fact, I hoped that Google would quickly announce something competitive. After all, when Apple announced Arcade, Google promptly responded with the Play Pass.
While Google might have something up their sleeve, it’s actually RedMagic who made the first move. In a recent tweet, as shown below, RedMagic demonstrated Cyberpunk 2077 running on a RedMagic 7S Pro.
Cyberpunk 2077 on a Phone?!
Now, let’s talk about some caveats. Cyberpunk 2077 is being run through an emulator called Box64Droid. It’s currently running at 5fps, which is far from a playable frame rate.
However, I do agree with RedMagic’s assessment that this is still impressive and that the future looks bright for mobile gaming. Furthermore, RedMagic has released two new phones since then…
Although the RedMagic 8 and 8S Pro probably can’t run Cyberpunk 2077 yet, it’s only a matter of time until a RedMagic phone can. So, while Apple’s announcement is impressive, Android is also making progress.
Can Snapdragon or Google Compete with Apple?
And who knows what else is being developed. If anything, this pressure from Apple is likely to hasten the progress made by Snapdragon or Google to achieve competitive performance on Android.
Either way, the possibilities are endless, and we are entering a phase where your phone will compete with your console in terms of power. Whether you embrace it or not is a different matter, but it’s inevitable.
Source: Droid Gamers