Get # Resident Evil 7 and the Resident Evil 2 Remake: Let the horror begin on your APPLE devices.

Apple users now have another reason to celebrate. Console gamers might be starting to feel more competitive pressure from the mobile gaming world, but now the mega-corporation Capcom has announced an impressive line-up update across its iOS, iPadOS and macOS platforms, as part of a slew of Apple news announced over the past 48 hours. Here’s what will scare you on App Store: the imminent arrival of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and the remake of Resident Evil 2 on your Apple device with ‘console quality experience’.

Resident Evil Ventures into APPLE Territory

The Resident Evil series has been a staple of gaming culture for decades due to its stellar combination of survival horror, compelling storytelling and visceral action. Now, using the power of MetalFX Upscaling in Apple’s Metal modern graphics APIs (developed by Apple’s 3D graphics group, led by former Nintendo legend John Carmack who helped pioneer 3D GPUs in gaming consoles) together with Capcom’s own RE Engine, Capcom will deliver a new way for gamers to experience their beloved zombie-survival horror saga. What does this mean for users of Apple devices who are looking for their next gaming fix?

The Dawn of a New Era for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS Gamers

Due out next month, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is a full-length survival horror adventure designed specifically for Apple devices. Following shortly behind will be the remake of the classic game Resident Evil 2, which is still in development. In addition to overhauled visuals, the remake will feature updated controls and mechanics tailored for today’s audiences.

Free Demos: A Taste of Terror

Capcom has been providing free demos of part of each game at launch for players to dabble their toes in the shallow end of the fear pool before making a long-term commitment. While the demos allow players to experience the unique blend of suspense and terror the games offer, a single payment will get them the full measure of each horror. Capcom is not stating how much, but current App Store prices for Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village (tagged at $30 and $16, respectively, with downloadable content options on top) are a clue.

Enhanced Gaming on APPLE Devices

And specifically for Resident Evil 7, the player can expect ‘enhanced controls with a new Auto Fire feature that streamlines aiming on touch devices so players can automatically fire at enemies when they’ve got their sights set’. It also supports MFi gamepads.

Harnessing the Power of APPLE Silicon

To play these frightening scenarios, they’ll need the latest Apple technology. Resident Evil 7 works only with iPhone 15 Pro series and with iPad and Macs running on Apple Silicon (the M1 or later chip), so the game can run as promised, ‘console quality’.

Preparing for the Horror

Resident Evil 7 Biohazard is scheduled for a 2 July release and you can already pre-order it. And those who eagerly await the re-imagined Resident Evil 2 should stay tuned for news about its development and release dates.

A Brief Expedition into the World of APPLE

The fact that Apple devices are always getting better means that they keep getting closer to having everything they need to support high-definition gaming. This year, the company introduced its own powerful chips for gaming, the M1 and beyond. With these improvements Apple devices now, and with next year’s upgrades, can have the raw power that they need to play even relatively complex games. With this huge user base, and with all the other improvements to the Apple experience, they will become increasingly attractive competitors for gaming platforms. It looks like game developers may finally come around to Apple. ‘Our personal experiences divert our focus from innovation elsewhere’ Developers such as Capcom are tempted by the prospect of reaching the widest number of platform users.

Conclusion: A New Frontier for Horror and APPLE Alike

The announcement of Resident Evil 7 Biohazard and the Resident Evil 2 remake are coming to Apple systems means that … More than just the addition of horror to the Apple gaming landscape, this announcement points to a shift in the scope and variety of mobile and computer gaming in general. By making use of Apple’s technological capabilities and Capcom’s expertise in game design, gamers are poised to experience horror gaming on mobile systems more akin to console gaming than handheld gaming. With the scheduled dates of release for these games approaching, horror gamers are awaiting what will undoubtedly be a game-changer for Apple gaming.

Jun 11, 2024
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