It seems as if Apple will have a smartphone capable of natively running console games, complete with features such as ray tracing. This was revealed recently during the showcase of the iPhone 15 Pro’s new A17 Pro chip, which promises to bring native versions of games like Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage to mobile devices with ray tracing capabilities.
According to September 12’s Apple Event, the A17 chip will bring about some of the fastest single-threaded performance in a mobile device to date, with efficiency cores delivering three times performance/watt against the competition. The chip will also sport a Pro-Class GPU that focuses on performance and running complex applications.
The A17 Pro aims to lay the foundation for a new generation of mobile gaming, allowing developers of high-end titles to bring their titles to life. The presentation showcased video games ranging from mobile titles such as Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact to heavy hitters that have impacted the gaming community on consoles and PC such as Resident Evil 4 Remake, Death Stranding, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage. All of these titles will be playable natively.
A developer from Ubisoft took to the stage during the showcase to talk about one of the upcoming titles, a spin-off of Tom Clancy’s The Division known as The Division Resurgence, to talk about how the A17 Pro will let developers push the quality of the game with more weather effects, dynamic lighting, and improved resolution. For a device that will start at $999 and will go up to $1,199 for its Max version with 256 GB of storage, it sure will pack a punch.