Finally: Screen recording for iOS 9 games announced

Finally: Screen recording for iOS 9 games announced
While third-party tools allowing you to record your iPhone's screen have existed for a while now, nothing really beats official support. It would appear as if that time is finally upon us, for in a 10 seconds-long announcement at WWDC 2015, Apple detailed a new ReplayKit tool, which will allow developers to bake in support for screen recording within their games.

Now, we'll admit that we currently have no clue if the feature will be available to games only, or other, more general apps will be able to take advantage of this new feature, though we'd put our money on the latter. In any case, having the ability to record your gameplay — whether to brag or to teach others — is a welcome addition, and we're sure the gaming community will be happier for it.

Of course, ReplayKit is only a small part of the many changes and new goodies that will benefit both game makers and players alike. For example, Apple has also enhanced Metal (its relatively new API that allows developers to get the most out of Apple hardware), SpriteKit, and SceneKit. In addition, the company has also introduced two other new tools — GameplayKit (path-finding and obstacle avoidance AI) and Model I/O (lighting for 3D models), rounding off a nice package.

In all, iOS 9 is shaping up to be a fantastic release for both game studios and gamers.

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8 Comments

1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

When will 4k iphones or androids be launched?

3. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

samsung will produce 4k flagships starting in 2016 Q1. IGZO 4K panels will come shortly after Q1, most likely Q2 or Q3

5. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

they already have 4k screens ready for tablets or the Note 5 if they decided to use it

6. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

No jalebi is right man Their panels were never supposed to be ready unitl atleast q1 2016 maybe even late Jalebi2000 is spot on according to my opinino :(

8. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

somebody need to go back and read what samsung sharp etc said about the dates

2. waddup121 unregistered

awesome

4. gaming64 unregistered

Time to set up a YouTube channel:P

7. HappySocks unregistered

That's actually not a bad idea..

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