In recent years, Apple has shifted more and more focus to adding gaming-centric features to its hardware, mostly on Mac computers. The Apple Wonderlust Event confirmed the iPhone 15 Pro is joining in, with the next Apple flagship smartphone set to receive native versions of AAA games including Resident Evil Village, Assassin’s Creed Mirage, and more in the coming months.
In an off-hand demo attended by IGN, Resident Evil Village ran natively on the iPhone 15 Pro at a stable 30 frames per second. The fact that Resident Evil Village, a game released a little over two years ago, is running natively on a smartphone and is not a cloud version or a watered-down version of the game is nothing short of impressive. While we did not get confirmation on the resolution, the textures and visual fidelity looked impressive.
iPhone 15 Pro – First Look
Alongside confirmation of 30FPS, we also learned Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Death Stranding, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage are universal purchases. If you buy the iPhone 15 Pro version of these games, you can also run them on iPads, and in the case of Resident Evil Village and Death Stranding, you can run them on Macs. But there is a caveat: the iOS versions, which are exclusive to the iPhone 15 Pro, only run on iPads/Macs that have Apple Silicon (e.g., M1 chip or newer).
Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Death Stranding are slated to launch on iPhone 15 Pro later this year, while Assassin’s Creed Mirage arrives sometime in the first half of 2024. If you want more information on the iPhone 15 Pro, check out our hands-on with the next Apple flagship. Check out our Everything Announced post to learn more about what was announced at yesterday’s hardware event.
Taylor is a Reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.