Can I Play AAA Console Games on iPhone 15?

With Apple just announcing the new iPhone 15 lineup on the 12th of September, people cannot stop talking about the new iPhones. Yes, these new phones are better and indeed have a good number of new features that make it sensible to upgrade to the new iPhone 15 lineup. During the Wonderlust Apple Event, we get to see that the iPhone 15s are able to do things that other smartphones are unable to do yet.

During the presentation, we got to see that the iPhone 15 Pro is now able to play console-level AAA games on the device right away. Yes, it seems like something that cannot be done, but well the iPhone 15 Pro is able to now do that.

But there’s a catch: only the Pro models of the iPhone 15 lineup are able to play these games. The baseline models will simply be your regular iPhone doing the basic things.

Now, Play AAA Titles on iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max

Okay, this console-level gaming is only available on the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max. The baseline iPhone 15 misses out simply because of the chip that it uses. The A16 Bionic is not capable of running such games but the A17 Pro chip is able to. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons.

Can I Play AAA Console Games on iPhone 15

Well the new Apple A17 Pro chip which comes at 3mm in the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, now has support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing. Apart from the ray tracing the A17 Pro now supports MetalFX Upscaling, HDR-supported displays, and even a variable refresh rate. Having variable refresh rates helps in getting smoother frame rates while playing games.

You will soon be able to play these high-level; AAA games on your iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max using the Sony PlayStation 5 controller. During the event, Apple also announced a few games that will be making their way to the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max later this year.

Here is a list of game that has been announced for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max:

  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 4: Remake
  • Resident Evil Village

While it is nice to see these games make their way to the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max, do you think it makes a lot of sense to be enjoying such console or PC-level games on such a small screen? Share your thoughts about it in the comments section below.

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