iOS 5 will support AirPlay mirroring which means that you will be able to mirror your iPad 2’s display using AppleTV over WiFi without any cords. This is a great feature for anyone who wants to enjoy their favorite games on a large TV screen.
Firemint, the developers behind Flight Control and Real Racing have always been quick to adopt Apple’s latest offerings for game developers. Whether its Game Center with voice chat or AirPlay, Firemint has moved quickly to adopt the latest technology and offer it as a free update.
Engadget recently posted a hands on with Real Racing 2 HD which supports Apple’s AirPlay mirroring in iOS 5. The developers have gone a little further and not just optimized the game for your HDTV but have integrated a dual screen experience.
AirPlay offered a seamless gaming experience without a single hiccup — surprising, considering iOS 5 just hit beta last week.
When you turn on AirPlay mirroring and launch Real Racing 2 HD the game will turn your iPad 2 into a controller and the entire game can be enjoyed in 1080p on your HDTV. We really like the implementation and believe that games that depend on the accelerometer can take true advantage of the new feature as you can have your eyes fixed on the TV rather than looking at your iPad which kind of defeats the purpose.
We will certainly see more developers coming forward with unique implementation of AirPlay mirroring with their games. Are you excited about mirroring your iPad’s display on your HDTV? Have your say in the comments below.