Firemint has done it again. It didn’t take long after Tuesday’s Apple keynote for the Australian developer to reveal how it would take advantage of the new iPhone 4S and iOS 5. The answer: Something simple and elegant, which should make at least one console manufacturer a little bit afraid.
Setting out to bridge the gap between home entertainment and mobile gaming, the next major update for Real Racing 2 (and Real Racing 2 HD) will utilise the A5 processor as well as featuring full 720p AirPlay support. The most exciting addition is Party Play, which sees 2-4 people able to race against each other, connecting wirelessly to an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2.
- Real Racing 2 (iPhone 4S) and Real Racing 2 HD (iPad 2) streamed to HD TV over AirPlay
- Completely wireless. The most liberating and immersive racing experience ever
- Full screen, totally borderless display with stunning upgraded 3D graphics
- Take advantage of dual screens with real-time racing telemetry on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S
Party Play features
- Split screen local multiplayer over AirPlay, known as “Party Play” – for 2 to 4 players
- iPhone 4S or iPad 2 acts as host, all other iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch devices can join
- Car interiors feature real-time dynamic shadows and specular lighting
- Normal mapping applied to car interior, some car exteriors and driver arms for improved lighting and detail
- Some cars have been upgraded, with an average 4x increase in polygon count, details such as front grills, door handles and seams are all modelled in
- Improved reflections on all cars
- Enhanced road lighting with normal and specular maps to highlight details that were previously indistinguishable
- Improved building window reflections
- HDR like exposure effects providing dynamic range adjustments when in shadows or looking at the sun.
Real Racing 2 is available now – with the update due out when the new hardware arrives. Keep an eye out for it, this one’ll be big.
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