Shipping with the new A6 chip and a 4-inch retina display the iPhone 5 may become the format of choice for mobile gamers — certainly our client, Kwalee’s David Darling thinks so. During that announcement twitter and site comment sections were abound with people extolling nothing but vitriol for Apple’s efforts. Whether it was the iPhone 5 or their new iPod which will ship with their A5 chip (making it a realistic gaming proposition for developers and consumers alike).
A lot of gamers are already railing against change: “These are phones, they’re not consoles!” Those who are onboard with mobile gaming are squabbling on a more specific level — it’s Android vs Apple, with a big chip-shaped flake on your ice cream sandwich; all because Apple got litigious with Samsung. They’re not our battles, why do we care? If your tech works for you and you can play games on it, surely that’s all that matters?
We are inexorably heading toward an open-ended relationship with the internet via various cloud services and gamers will be catered for like never before. Let’s embrace it. Let’s enjoy it. Let’s all man up and play nicely together.