The mobile gaming scenario is changing for good because Rome Total War: Alexander is coming to iOS and Android platforms at the same time.
In the past, iOS received better attention from developers because the iPhones were easier to port PC games into whereas Android had lots of different devices to cater to. Considering the fact that both iOS and Android phones are much more powerful these days with excellent processing capabilities, it makes lots of sense to bring titles promptly to all suitable platforms.
After all, when games like Wolfenstein and Doom can makes it way to a portable console like the Nintendo Switch, bringing Rome Total War to mobile platforms seems like a possibility albeit with some minor tweaks. Besides, the title is already available on iPad for nearly two years now and is coming to mobile phones this year.
The developers of Rome Total War: Alexander Feral Interactive confirmed that their new game will work even on the iPhone 5S. The newer, larger devices like the iPhone X and iPhone 11 will also be supported as it has more screen real estate for the game’s massive strategic play style. It will also support the 6th generation iPod Touch that is still a fan favorite among kids and the niche crowd.
On the Android front, the game will be made available on all flagship devices including Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 8 as well as other new devices. Similarly powerful devices such as the Motorola Moto Z2 Force, Sony Xperia XZ1, Xiaomi Mi 5, Pocophone F1, Razer Phone and OnePlus 3T will also be supported.
Every other newer phones that got released after these models will obviously be able to support the game’s intensive graphics. A surprising factor is that Total War series is the most demanding PC game as it could even strain a $2,000 PC because of the massive amount of army generated in real time.
Rome Total War: Alexander will cost $4.99 on iOS and Android which is good news as you don’t have to worry about microtransactions. The game is scheduled for launch on October 24th on both platforms so that you can pick it on a device of your choice and start organizing your Romanian army in style led by Alexander.
Directly competing with Apple Arcade, Google launched its own Google Play Game Pass that gives users access to over 350+ games and apps. The competition has just started and it is good news for consumers on all these platforms.