Guy English, a guy with some actual game industry experience, on Apple’s new graphics API:
Metal and the investment Apple’s made in its development and support shows that the company’s now taking gaming very seriously, indeed.
I hope he’s right. It’s no secret that I’ve been a big supporter of iOS gaming since the beginning. And while casual gaming is great, and keeps iOS in the gaming picture, the more traditionally graphics-intensive titles are what Metal is going to boost the most.
One of my favorites, Republique, runs on Unity, so I’m hoping for some Metal magic in upcoming episodes. A guy can hope, can’t he?