Were you as surprised as we were that Resident Evil Village appeared “free” in the Apple App Store this morning?
You can try for free if you have an iPhone 15 Pro
This is because Capcom offers a free trial of the game that only works on Macs with M1 and better, and the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max only. Annoyingly (because it was launched for Mac last October) there’s no trial for the Mac version: you’ll have to pay around NOK 160.
Another thing worth knowing is that the client downloads instantly, but then you have to download the game itself, which is about 16GB in size – depending on your internet speed, this takes:
- 10 Mbps – more than three hours
- 100 Mbps – 30 to 40 minutes
- 300 Mbps – 8 to 10 minutes
Can the iPhone 14 Pro Max be able to manage it – It might be due to RAM limitations
The iPhone 15 Pro’s A17 Pro chip isn’t much faster in terms of CPU, but the GPU chip does something solid in GeekBench 6 where it roams 27,300 points With iOS 17.1. However, this is with the Apple Metal API, so direct comparison with the OpenCL mobiles that Android is tested on becomes difficult. What we can do is compare with the iPhone 14 Pro Max it ends up being 23000 points With the same iOS version.
The big question is whether Apple can convince more developers to prioritize their platforms than they used to. The fact that only the iPhone 15 Pro models, which cost NOK 14,990, can install the best graphics means it will take some time.
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