Earlier today we informed you about the iOS 5 beta 3 release, which has led to some Apple device owners getting frustrated over the wait for a final release, and the majority of these people really have no idea how good iOS 5 is going to be. The improvements are pretty good on paper, but what developers are going to do with the new APIs is on another level, and the innovation that comes from the new iOS and apps is something we’re extremely excited to see.
If you’ve not seen our hands-on with the iPad 2 and iOS 5, which looked at the iPad mirroring feature, then you’ll want to see that article here. This showed a racing game being streamed to a 55-inch high definition television from the tiny iPad 2, this is early development and gives just a taste of what’s to come in iOS 5.
Now we have something even more exciting for you, as you’ll be able to use the same iPad 2 mirroring feature on a more mainstream title, none other than FIFA 12. The game is set to be released on home consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PS3 at the end of September, but those of you with an iPhone and/or an iPad will be able to enjoy an iOS version as well with mirroring support.
Just like the racing game mentioned above, users will be able to play the iPad version of FIFA 12 hooked up to the TV using mirroring which is one of the key features of iOS 5 – however, it doesn’t stop there. The iOS version of FIFA 12 will also include a unique feature allowing users to use an iPhone as a controller, connected to the iPad via Bluetooth. This feature will be available for up to two devices, so you’ll be able to have a game of FIFA 12 on the iPad, using the iPhone as your main control scheme.
Playing FIFA 12 in this way obviously emluates the way you would play the game using a home console version of FIFA 12, but it’s still a very slick addition for EA to make available to those opting to pick up the iOS version instead. There is always going to be the argument on whether iPad gaming cuts the mustard in comparison to console gaming, so we’re interested in hearing how many of you are planning to utilize this feature, and how many of you think this is just a worthless idea.
It’s worth adding that two gamers using the iPhone control feature for the iOS version of FIFA 12 will only require one copy of FIFA 12 as well, so that’s another reason in favor of the mobile version. Personally speaking though, nothing will beat the console version of the game, but we’re definitely looking forward to seeing these features played out up close and personal, so look forward to our hands-on review of this as soon as we get hold of it.
Will you be experimenting with the iOS version of FIFA 12 or not?