Apple’s new iPad is off to a phenomenal start in terms of sales and new consumer acceptance. Quite simply, the new iPad is Apple’s best selling iPad to date since it released the first generation iPad back in April of 2010. In fact, the very first weekend where the new iPad was available it sold over 3 million units. Impressive indeed, and far above any other tablet pc on the market.
However, the new iPad has been catching some flack in one major area. Gaming developers who want to push the highest-profile Retina display-optimised games are disappointed in these games are running at sub-retina display resolutions.
Here are 4 games where the iPad is simply not capable of pushing the high retina display that gamers desire:
#1: Infinity Blade II
This high end smartphone game is one of the most popular in the App Store and gamers desire to take advantage of the amazing graphics. But on the new iPad, Infinity Blade II runs at just 1440×1080, which is much lower than the new iPad’s full resolution capabilities of 2048×1536.
#2: Mass Effect Infiltrator
Point and click gamers rejoice with Mass Effect Infiltrator. But again, just like with Infinity Blade II, you’re looking at only 1440×1080 – and again, significantly lower than the 2048×1536 resolution of the new iPad.
#3: Galaxy On Fire 2
Galaxy On Fire 2 actually is running at full resolution on the new iPad, but is bogged down with a lower framerate than their 1024×768 iPad 2-specific counterparts.
#4: Riptide GP
Again, with Riptide GP you have the same problem as you have with Galaxy On Fire 2 – full resolution but a lower framerate than the iPad 2 counterpart.