Hands up who’s sick and tired of hearing about “console-level graphics” every time an iPad game hits the App Store?
I know I am and it’s high time developers stopped overusing the marketing buzzword in their blurbs, methinks. No tablet on the market has the oomph to take on consoles, plain and simple.
While the advent of Metal, Apple’s new low-level graphics framework in iOS 8, clearly won’t make iPad games any better than their console counterparts, it does provide more aesthetically pleasing experiences involving far more detailed objects, lush visual effects and richer environments.
Apple is highlighting Metal-powered games in a dedicated App Store section and today folks behind the Frostbite graphics engine are showing off a pair of great looking screenshots of the Battlefield 4 console game running on an iPad and powered by the Metal-drive Frostbite engine.