Firemonkeys' Real Racing 3 trailer is iOS insanity

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Seamus Byrne is the Editor of CNET Australia. At other times he'll be found messing with apps, watching TV, building LEGO, and rolling dice. Usually at the same time.

Australia's biggest, freshly minted video games studio, Firemonkeys, has just released a trailer for the upcoming Real Racing 3. And it looks as unbelievable as we'd hoped.

Mobile games don't look like they used to.
(Credit: Firemonkeys)

Firemint's Real Racing was one of the early "show off what an iPhone/iPad can do" games on the App Store. Now, the merged studio has launched a spanking fresh trailer to show the next Real Racing is aiming to keep pushing those limits. But the best news goes beyond the graphics.

First, enjoy:

I'm most excited by the inclusion of Laguna Seca. Even before I read real world tracks were joining the series, that sharply dropping S-bend, known as the Corkscrew, appearing in the trailer sent the message loud and clear. Real tracks bring a great thrill to any race game, and will also bring some interesting opportunities to directly compare the "feel" of a game like Real Racing 3, against console racers on the same tracks.

Other "real" elements joining the game include cars from Porsche, Dodge and Audi, as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Silverstone.

We'll also get to see 22 cars on the track, which should make for some rough and ready first-corner conflicts.

I like my race games, and still spend far more time on console racers than on iOS ones. But every new effort to elevate the art form on mobile platforms is a good thing in my book. And there's no one I'd rather see nail it more than Firemonkeys.

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MitchellT posted a comment   

i cant see this happening on an A4 or lower device. being a graphically intensive game, it would need a A5 or better


RyanB3 posted a comment   

I wanna see actual game play not "pre alpha release"


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