This morning, EA posted an image of a scaled-down version of Battlefield 4 running on iOS. Despite having some limitations, Tech Demo uses the same graphics engine as the console version of the game, and presents surprising results.
According to a post made by EA itself, the idea came from the presentation of the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare running on iPad Air. With that, and thanks to the launch of new iDevices, even more powerful, EA is studying the next step, bringing “parts” of the Battlefield 4 game to iOS.
The great trick behind the magic is the Metal technology that allowed to incorporate elements that mobile games currently do not have, such as destructible environments and effects with multiple light sources. According to the post itself, the challenge is huge and probably the best of visuals will be restricted to Apple's top-of-the-line devices (don't even dream of Battlefield 4 on iPhone 4S).
In any case, this is a glimpse of what the future has in store for us. The wheel of innovation doesn't stop with smartphones and if iPhones look the same on the outside, a lot has changed under the hood. It remains to be seen whether we will see a quality game that is justified for a competitive price, or we will see a freemium game with crazy IAPs like EA usually does.