NOVA 3: The New iPad's first app hiccup
Today NOVA 3 was released, and it sets a new benchmark on what is possible graphically for iOS gaming.
But it's not all good news for the new iPad.
On the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 NOVA 3 is one of the first iOS games to use effects such as depth of field, advanced particle effects and even effects showing heat coming from the end of the gun.
All these effects and more have been taken out of the new iPad version, and one can only assume that this is a compromise to have the game running smooth at the new higher resolution.
There are screen shots in the thread here: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=473519
I am not trolling here, I am an owner of the new iPad and love it, but this is the first sign that maybe the A5X isn't quite up to the job of delivering graphics at the new resolution.
I would like the think that these effects will get added in an update, maybe the dev could have the game running at the same resolution as the iPad 2 version with some additional anti aliasing to smooth those jaggies out?
Anyhow, just thought that this seems like a significant point in the story of the latest iPad and worth bringing up.