At Apple's annual fall hardware event, the company announced that the, the first ever 64-bit smartphone chip. To demo that unprecedented graphics performance, Epic Games took the stage to announce Infinity Blade 3.
"Graphics look quite good, on-par with the Xbox 360 and PS3. Probably not up to the next-gen units, though," said CNET's Tim Stevens, who was live at Apple's Cupertino event and witnessed the 64-bit demo firsthand.
The game -- produced by Epic Games and subsidiary Chair Entertainment -- will feature two playable characters and focus on the off-and-on-again battle against an enemy dragon players must contend with throughout the entirety of the game.
The 64-bit chip in the iPhone 5S allegedly has graphics performance 56 times that of the original iPhone, and 40 times its CPU performance. "That's almost five times faster than on a iPhone 5," said Chair Entertainment co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard during the onstage demo.
With the A7's graphical capabilities alongside iOS 7's, mobile gaming will continue to be an increasingly more integral part of Apple's core focus.
Infinity Blade 3, the third installment in the popular iOS series, will be available in the App Store for $6.99 alongside the iPhone 5S launch on Sept. 20. It will be compatible with the iPhone 4 and up, the iPad 2 and up, the iPod Touch 4 and 5, and the iPad mini.
Check out the official Infinity Blade 3 "Reborn" trailer below:
Update at 12:57 p.m. PT: Added additional details on release and pricing.
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