With the advent of iPhones and Androids, mobile phone gaming are seeing very good days( Not only Clash of Clans). As the days are passing, Mobile phone gaming is being developed tremendously. With the cutting edge hardware now being put inside mobile phones, they are becoming more and more capable of handling advanced games. Who would have thought that games like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Asphalt 8: Airborne and Fifa 15: Ultimate team could be played on the go, whose graphics almost touches the 7th generation consoles like PS3 and Xbox 360? Well, this is very much happening right now, so It is not very hard to tell that if Hardware keeps on upgrading at this rate, Mobile Phone Graphics will soon compete the current generation of consoles like the PS4 and Xbox 360. This is exactly what leading mobile gpu developer ARM said.
ARM director Nizar Romdan spoke at the Casual Connect conference in Amsterdam, as reported on Venturebeat that ARM has been working with leading companies like Nvidia, Samsung and Texas Instruments on technology which can render visual content on par with the home consoles of Sony and Microsoft, which ARM is believing to achieve by the end of 2017.
Romdan told, “Mobile hardware is already powerful, If you take today’s high-end smartphone or tablet, the performance is already better than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s catching up quickly with Xbox One and PlayStation 4.”
Romdan noted that this increase in graphics processing power could benefit virtual reality, given that VR is available for mobile devices come at a much lower price than current popular and powerful hardware such as the Oculus Rift, which starts at$600 the hardware alone. Romdan said that this has the potential to bring console and PC gamers to mobile gaming.
Romdan continued, “Our view is that mobile VR is the use case that could unlock the potential of mobile for hardcore gamers. For once, mobile devices are on par with PC and consoles in terms of experience. We won’t have the same processing. And battery life is a problem. But it is the same user experience. That could be a game changer for mobile gaming.”
A report from SuperData claims that the VR industry will generate around $5.1 billion in 2016. The popular Oculus Rift is to begin shipping preorders on 28th March. The base package, costing $600 consists of a Xbox One controller, Oculus Remote, a sensor, and free copies of Eve: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale.
Sony’s PlayStation VR is also announced to launch in 2016, although there is no exact date available till now.