iPad Pro iPad Pro games - will some big console games be ported?

Nimrad

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jul 28, 2010
295
776
I'm buying an iPad Pro 12.9" these days, and I'm wondering:
What are the chances that we could see "real" games for PC/game consoles be released for iPad?
 

ericwn

macrumors 68030
Apr 24, 2016
2,865
1,738
The topic has been discussed a while ago and I bet that not much has changed. Chances that really big gaming console games are ported are slim.

Besides, Apple tries to establish its own gaming service Arcade.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Freakonomics101

Freakonomics101

macrumors 68020
Nov 6, 2014
2,346
1,473
COD recently came over to iOS but it’s not at all the same. It’s good if you wanna play on the go or don’t have a console but can’t expect the full experience. Better it’s than nothing!
 

TopherMan12

macrumors 6502
Oct 10, 2019
310
276
Atlanta, GA
The best you can hope for as far as console gaming is going to be streaming services like Google's Stadia. Even then, you are not getting the same experience as gaming locally is going to be superior to streaming for quite some time.
 

Daniel James

macrumors regular
Sep 24, 2019
115
100
United Kingdom
COD recently came over to iOS but it’s not at all the same. It’s good if you wanna play on the go or don’t have a console but can’t expect the full experience. Better it’s than nothing!
This.

You'll get some mobile games like CoD, and in fact Trials came to iOS too but they're 'mobile' versions are very limited compared to their console/PC counterparts.

Chances are that the big, true triple A games won't ever come to mobile devices.
 

rdowty

macrumors 6502a
Oct 5, 2008
658
104
AAA games will get ported when people quite soiling themselves over apps that cost more than $1.99
 
  • Like
Reactions: akash.nu

benshive

macrumors 6502
Feb 26, 2017
324
2,477
United States
I think the iPad Pro has the power to handle most console games (Apple claims it has GPU power on par with the Xbox One S) but having just the touch screen to use for controls is WAY worse than a console controller or keyboard & mouse.
 

rdowty

macrumors 6502a
Oct 5, 2008
658
104
I think the iPad Pro has the power to handle most console games (Apple claims it has GPU power on par with the Xbox One S) but having just the touch screen to use for controls is WAY worse than a console controller or keyboard & mouse.
As of iPadOS 13 you can connect an Xbox or PS4 controller.
 

akash.nu

macrumors 604
May 26, 2016
7,625
8,551
The basic difference is the usage of the platforms. Console games are made to spend hours on the device sitting at one location. The paradigm of mobile devices aren’t the same and the gaming market for mobile devices is vastly different for the same reason. Console levels games will just not make enough money from these platforms. That’s why they target hardcore gamers mostly. Rather than casual mobile gamers.