The upcoming iPhone 3GS is going to be a faster, more efficient version of the iPhone 3G. There will no longer be an excuse to not be reading TVGB wherever you are, 24/7.
From a gaming standpoint, Ubergizmo is reporting on the vast improvements in 3D graphics that the 3GS will implement. According to the report, the improvements will be akin to the one between Half-Life and Half-Life 2.
More specifically, developers will now have access to a lot of techniques used in Xbox 360 and PS3 games. This includes bump mapping, shadows, and lightmaps. Pretty impressive, right? I know. It’s shocking how quickly Apple is getting their gaming tech up to speed with the DS and PSP.
The only problem is that there are still no buttons on the iPhone to speak of. Although developers have worked around this in the past, more complex games demand more complex controls. I hope iPhone devs keep things simple and don’t try to blow us away with pretty games that are impossible to control.
This development is especially important when you consider that some console franchises are headed for Apple’s awesome device in the future.