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As part of Apple’s plan to make its iPhones capable of handling AAA games, Resident Evil Village is now available for iPhone 15 Pro models alongside iPads with M1 or later Apple silicon. Resident Evil 4 Remake, on the other hand, is expected to arrive on December 31.
The two games were some of the titles Apple said would be available to the iPhone 15 Pro models, thanks to the addition of the new A17 Pro chip to the units. The new component allows Apple to offer hardware-accelerated ray tracing in the handhelds, making it more than capable of handling AR applications and other gaming experiences. In the giant’s announcement, it also mentioned DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT and Assassin’s Creed Mirage as some of the titles the iPhone 15 Pro could handle via the A17 Pro.
Resident Evil Village is now available for download on the App Store, with 7.92GB needed. It is being offered for free, but there’s also an option to unlock its full version for $15.99 until November 20. There are also DLC options, which are the same as those offered on PC and console: Winters’ Expansion DLC for $19.99 and the All Access Voucher DLC for $4.99.
The news follows Apple’s recent ad featuring the “serious gaming power” of the iPhone 15 Pro, with the entire clip trying to paint the iPhone 15 Pro gaming experience deeply immersive. It complements Apple’s plan to turn iPhones into console-like devices. Last month, three Apple executives shared this vision, claiming the iPhone is “going to be the best game console” in the future. To start that, the execs explained that the way to do that was not to compete with other consoles in the industry but to focus on creating the platform and device that will aid game developers in their work. According to Tim Millet, Apple’s VP of Platform Architecture, the company’s work on iPhone 15 gives game developers all the essential tools to create the perfect games, adding it is up to them to figure things out.