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iOS gaming is catching up to modern consoles: Apple

Consoles could soon have a real competition from Apple iPhones.

  • Published: March 22, 2018 11:48 AM IST
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Consoles have always occupied the second rung of the ladder when it came to quality of the games in terms of graphics, interaction and processing. Mobile devices, have always come in third in spite of all the processing power and specs they boast. But now, in an interview with TechCrunch, Greg Joswiak, Apple‘s VP of product marketing has claimed that Apple devices have apparently caught up to consoles in the race. “They’re bringing the current generation of console games to iOS,” he said.

This was in reference to the recent launch of the extremely popular battle-royale games Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on iOS. Joswiak mentions that these games are bringing console-level gaming to iOS, and Fortnite is even allowing cross platform gaming with other consoles and PC.

Mobile phones have largely catered to a rather casual gamers with simple titles due to the limitations like storage space and interfacing with the games. This is not the case anymore. Developers traditionally have tended to pull back things when porting popular labels to mobile, and hence the mobile version never felt the same as their console counterparts.

Consoles are usually updated every four years or so, and this gives a chance for the mobile phones to catch up with newer hardware each year. Besides, Joswiak claims that, iOS is preferred by game developers over Android because the platform is more stable with streamlined devices.

“We bring a very homogenous customer base to developers where 90 percent of [devices] are on the current versions of iOS,” Said Joswiak, commenting on the present topic. “This means that developers can exploit Apple technology to its utmost and expect gamers to keep up, whereas Android is more fragmented in terms of software and hardware.”

  • Published Date: March 22, 2018 11:48 AM IST