With Fortnite’s recent iOS launch being such a success, it’s now time to take a look at its performance.
Digital Foundry went ahead and made an interesting video comparing iPhone X and Xbox One X Fortnite versions. The video also features iPhone 6S footage.
“What happens when the biggest game in the world is compared running on the most powerful smartphone and Microsoft’s six teraflop console beast? The results may surprise you…“
At first glance, it can be surprising how good the iOS version looks, even though it’s obviously not as polished or detailed as the console version.
How is it possible for a phone to run Fortnite? Well, first of all, the iPhone X is not just another standard phone; it’s one of the most powerful in the market right now. That being said, there are also some tricks that help…
For instance, lightning, shadows, and some textures have been slightly downgraded in order to perform better on mobile, as it should be expected.
Regardless of the platform, Fortnite graphics are not stunning either, so it doesn’t take that much power to make it work as other games would require.
Another thing worth mentioning regarding performance is that Fortnite on iPhone X runs at 30 fps. Due to this, and the fact that controls are way harder than on PC or console, it’s clearly a better option to just play it on other platforms if possible.
I wasn’t expecting the smoothest version since it’s not the final version yet and it basically just launched, but credit should be given to Epic Games without a doubt. It is a playable build that looks and perform pretty good overall.
This is definitely a big step for mobile gaming. Who would have imagined one day you’d have the option to play major games on your phone… Right?
Have you tried the iOS version yet? What are your thoughts so far? Let us know in the comments section.