Real Racing 2 HD turns your iPad 2 into an informative steering wheel

By on March 27, 2011
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9x graphical power put to use with promise of “silky smooth” 1080p output.

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If you wondered how developers would exercise iPad 2′s HDMI output functionality and make it actually worthwhile by doing so, Firemint has an answer, or rather, an app for that: Real Racing 2 HD.

As you can see from the video below, when connected through the HDMI port, Real Racing 2 HD (an impending update) will transform your iPad 2 into an informative display, giving you vital stats and overview map of the track you are racing on. The developers have promised “silky smooth” 30 frames on 1080p output – and considering the game looks phenomenal already, it will be a close neighbor to any console racer.

This is only an early sample of what developers can achieve with the dual-screen like functionality of the iPad 2. Will tablets ever compete with consoles?


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