Dual Screen AirPlay Gaming Demo with Real Racing 2 HD

2011 06 17 iosgaming
Engadget has a hands on with Firemint's Real Racing 2 HD with support for Apple's AirPlay mirroring feature coming in iOS 5. While you can mirror anything on the iPad's screen to your Apple TV, some game developers have been building in support to provide a different interface on the device itself vs. the screen. This is similar feature to what Nintendo's new Wii U console offers.

For this game (and we imagine many more to come), you use the iPad as the controller -- both while navigating through menus and in race mode -- while the game appears only on your TV (though the tablet does display some vitals, and a map of the track). There's noticeable lag between the iPad and Apple TV when using AirPlay, which may be an issue for games where timing is important, such as Rock Band, but didn't seem to set us back while playing Firemint's racing game.

This ability to display different images on the device and the video out isn't actually new with iOS 5. Several other iOS games such as Max Adventure and Chopper 2 also offer a similar experience under iOS 4. But without AirPlay mirroring feature, users have needed a $29 VGA adapter to take advantage of this feature. In iOS 5, AirPlay mirroring also offers this ability to those with Apple TVs.


iOS 5 is in developer beta at the moment, and will be released to the public this fall.

Top Rated Comments

ChazUK Avatar
128 months ago
Very clever use of the whole platform.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
die81 Avatar
128 months ago
WHO need a WII U ?!?!?!?!!?

:D:D:D:D:D:D

:apple: rules
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dustinsc Avatar
128 months ago
In the previous article everyone sides with Apple on the Samsung lawsuit. Everyone cried foul because Samsung seemed to copy Apple's design. Now, this news comes out of Apple essentially doing the SAME EXACT THING as Nintendo. Everyone cheers Apple. Make up your minds, is doing the same thing as another company good or bad? Or is it only good when it's your company doing the same thing. Either way, this won't beat out the Wii U as this has no legendary titles like Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Star Fox, Metroid, Super Smash Bros, or Kirby. Not unless you consider Angry Birds legendary enough to compete with that.

A. This is not Apple doing the copying.

B. Apple built in this functionality before anyone saw the Wii U. I can't remember the order of the announcements, but iOS 5 was either the same day as or the day before the Nintendo announcement.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
patrickdunn Avatar
128 months ago
how did get to use the full tv screen... I have iOS 5 on iPad 2 and AppleTV and when I mirror I get black bars along the side :'(
Angry Birds is Mirrored. It doesn't take up the entire TV even on the Engadget movie. Real Racing HD is made for the AppleTV to display in 16:9.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SynPiekarza Avatar
128 months ago
Why can't the iPad mirror to a Mac? Or even a PC? I mean, everyone has a computer. Almost no one has an Apple TV.

You pretty much answered your own question. They want you to buy Apple TV ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
*LTD* Avatar
128 months ago
Did you not see this coming?

This opens up all kinds of possibilities.

SJ demoing the original iPad was like the doors of perception finally opening.

Post-PC era, guys. Enjoy it. Just don't get left behind because it won't be any fun.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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