Today, Apple released the new installment of the Apple TV product line; they’re calling it “Apple TV 4K.” Which is Apple’s way of bringing 4K HDR to their TV set box. The new Apple TV is rocking an A10X Fusion chip which is the same ship that is in the current iPad Pros. Which if you own an iPad Pro or even have just played around with one in an Apple Store you know that the iPad Pros are extremely fast and very capable of gaming and day-to-day use. Since the Apple TV is rocking a this very powerful chip and can power HDR 4K content and ‘Sky’ (one of the games Apple showed off during their keynote) there’s some potential this could be a slowly but eventually console for many gamers.
(That Game Company – Sky)
As you may or may not know the Apple TV’s App Store is seriously lacking in games not to even mention there’s hardly a “triple A” game to be released for the Apple TV. Though, this ‘Speical Event’ gave me more hope for the Apple TV. With the Metal 2 API, being announced the last WWDC it introduced even better performance and effects for games that are developed with it. Metal (1) was on the standard 4th generation Apple TV’s OS, but we hardly saw any games, though with 4K HDR, much faster hardware, and Metal 2 it gives me all the more hope that we’ll see a whole lot more games coming to the Apple TV very soon.
While I don’t think the Apple TV is going to kill any of the current consoles like Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or even the Nintendo Switch; it will definitely put a large hole in the entertainment side of things for those consoles. I don’t see a lot of games coming to the Apple TV, but I do think we’ll see a lot more unique and games that really show off the power of the Apple TV. Games like “Sky” are a perfect example of the power that the Apple TV has and we’ll just have to see what’s in store for us in the coming months.