(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – At Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, the company unveiled a new “Metal” 3D gaming engine designed to offer better graphics and performance in its new operating system, iOS 8.
According to a report from CNet, Apple’s new gaming API will replace OpenGL, the standard API for 3D graphics, and use a more powerful mobile chip that is found in the latest iPads and iPhones, the A7.
“Metal can provide up call rates at up to 10 times current speeds and substantially less overhead when compared with OpenGL. In non-developer speak, that means games are not as bogged down by the API and can access more of the A7’s horsepower,” says the report.
The tech giant worked with some of the leading video game companies to work on this new technology, including companies such as Crytek, EA, Epic Games, and Unity.
Apple will be discussing more about the new gaming technology and giving a hands on demonstration with the Metal engineering team during the Metal Lab Thursday morning.
More information about Metal can be found on Apple’s developer page.