Both games will run natively on the hardware, which was announced at today’s Apple Event. Here is Apple’s blurb on the device’s new A17 Pro chip, which allows the game to be playable on the platform:
Bringing pro performance and capabilities, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are powered by A17 Pro, the industry’s first 3-nanometer chip.
Continuing Apple’s leadership in smartphone silicon, A17 Pro brings improvements to the entire chip, including the biggest GPU redesign in Apple’s history. The new CPU is up to 10 percent faster with microarchitectural and design improvements, and the Neural Engine is now up to 2x faster, powering features like autocorrect and Personal Voice in iOS 17.
The pro-class GPU is up to 20 percent faster and unlocks entirely new experiences, featuring a new 6-core design that increases peak performance and energy efficiency. Now with hardware-accelerated ray tracing—which is 4x faster than software-based ray tracing—iPhone 15 Pro offers smoother graphics, as well as more immersive AR applications and gaming experiences.
iPhone 15 Pro brings true-to-life gaming to the palm of users’ hands with console titles never before seen on a smartphone.
The Resident Evil 4 remake is currently available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam.
Resident Evil Village is currently available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. A Cloud Version is also available for Switch.
Update 09/13/23: Here is the official press release from Capcom with further information:
Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village are coming to the newly revealed iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max this year. This marks the first time these best-selling titles from the iconic survival horror franchise will be natively available on a smartphone, thanks to the power of A17 Pro. The critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4 will also release for iPad and Mac, along with Resident Evil Village on iPad, in 2023.
Both games deliver stunning graphics with fidelity that parallels the latest consoles and support HDR for incredible realism. With support for a wide array of game controllers plus multi-touch with on-screen controls, players can customize their gameplay experience.
Capcom’s RE ENGINE fully supports Metal, making it possible to create high-quality versions of the newest Resident Evil titles, taking full advantage of Apple silicon and powerful features like MetalFX Upscaling to deliver impressive performance and incredibly responsive gameplay across iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
Available on the App Store later this year, both games support cross-progression1, so players’ progress is synced across iPhone, iPad, and Mac. With a free download, players can experience high-end gameplay with stunning graphics before accessing the full game with just one in-app purchase.2
Resident Evil 4 will be playable on iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, and every iPad and Mac with the M1 chip or later. Resident Evil Village will be available on iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPad Air, and iPad Pro with the M1 chip or later. This joins Resident Evil Village and its “Winter’s Expansion,” which are currently available on Mac. Look for both titles on the App Store as Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village for iOS.
Resident Evil 4 Screenshots
Resident Evil Village Screenshots