It could be worse, Feral Interactive could have said no. So for now at least, our dreams remain intact. Take a look at the trailer embedded below and you’ll most likely agree that if this version of GRID Autosport hits Apple TV, then Real Racing 3 will have a serious contender on its hands for the platform’s pole position racer. Especially considering this is only alpha footage.
Feral Interactive specialises in porting big Triple A franchises to mobile, Mac, and Linux. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III recently hit macOS and Linux, and recent ports of F1 2016, ROME: Total War, and Alien: Isolation are just a few of the other big hitters the team can take credit for.
The unveiling of the trailer below for GRID Autosport – releasing on mobile in a few months time (Fall in the North, Spring in the South) – got us wondering here at ATVG if we’d see this version on Apple TV. We reached out to Feral Interactive, with the company’s reply being, “We’re looking into GRID Autosport for Apple TV, but have no confirmation either way at this point.”
Glass half full folks.
We’ll stay in touch with the team and as soon as we know more (or less as the case may turn out to be), then you’ll know more. Or less.
In the meantime, there are some decent racing titles to dip into on the Apple TV platform, and not long ago we put together a fun look at picking our favourite elements from some of those, and Frankensteining them into a dream Apple TV racer. Enjoy.
2D platform gaming, action-adventure, exploration – these are the elements that make up the now much-used gaming descriptor, Metroidvania. The term itself is a mash-up of select games from the classic Metroid and Castlevania series, with the resulting sub-genre now a spark for many heated Internet debates over whether a game is or isn’t a Metroidvania.
With such potentially contentious genre definitions likely to ignite minor revolutions, I prefer to use my words rather than a word, and Metroidvania or not, Italian studio MixedBag’s Forma.8 definitely looks like it will have 2D platform gaming, action-adventure, and exploration. And judging from the trailer over on page 2, it looks good too, right? Stylish, with a mysterious, brooding atmosphere.
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With a name like Subdivision Infinity, you could be forgiven for thinking that Mistfly Games have created a Maths Edutainment title for the education system. Thankfully, the only maths you’ll encounter in this excellent 3D space combat shoot-em-up, involves watching your stats increase as you acquire new and better ships with which to blow stuff up.
The emphasis here is on arcade action, but Mistfly’s release (published by Crescent Moon Games) also has enough depth to keep players interested right through to when the credits roll.
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Framed is difficult to compare to any other game – Australian studio Loveshack Entertainment created something of a niche with its stylish noir puzzler on iOS in 2014. The unique release has since migrated to Apple TV, and coupled with the Siri Remote it feels as equally at home on the big screen as it does on mobile.
Not long ago we posted a list of three excellent titles that you really should play on Apple TV with the Siri Remote, and Framed could easily fit into a followup collection. Fitting the criteria of the original trio, it’s easily accessible via the Siri Remote, yet offers an experience with more depth and challenge then the proliferation of mobile puzzle ports on the platform.
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Okay this news is a bit old – it happened at the end of last week – but it’s definitely worth a post. As mentioned in our recent post detailing what developers want from WWDC 2017 for Apple TV, Mojang’s continued support of this fledgling platform is great to see. The latest Minecraft content keeps finding its way through to the device, with this newest update adding Mojang’s subscription service – Realms – and its Skyrim mash-up for your enjoyment.
You probably know what Skyrim is, but what’s Realms?
Good question. Hit page 2 to find out.
Cutting to the chase, Apple CEO Tim Cook chose to dispense with the customary sales figures and success stories of the last 12 months, and at seven minutes and fifteen seconds into WWDC 2017’s keynote speech, simply announced, “Apple is doing great.”
Over the next ninety-six seconds, Cook announced that Amazon Prime Video will be coming to Apple TV later this year, finishing up with, “You’ll be hearing a lot more about tvOS later this year.” And that was that for Apple TV news in a keynote that went on to span two hours and nineteen minutes.
I’ll admit, for someone who had been waiting eagerly for some sort of glimpse into the future of gaming on Apple’s digital-only console, at first I was a little shocked. But in hindsight, I’m actually even more intrigued, and more optimistic about the future of Apple TV gaming than before.
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There are those of us who play games on our fourth-generation Apple TVs. For some, it may be their only gaming platform, and for others – such as this writer – it may be one of many. The Internet is full of debate among gamers about what would make a gaming platform better, but at ATVG we thought why not go one better? Why not ask developers?
So we did.
The question we posed was this:
As a game developer, what would you be hoping to hear announced in the WWDC 2017 Keynote, regarding the future of Apple TV gaming?
The responses we received are worth diving into, and had an interesting common theme running through them. Join us on page 2 for more.