Real Racing 2 bringing Party Play with iPhone 4S

Firemint has announced that Real Racing 2 will be receiving a massive update that brings a new feature for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users - Party Play.

Party Play takes AirPlay to the next level of iOS gaming, facilitating wireless local multiplayer for up to 4 players simultaneously in a split screen display output to your HD TV using an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S as the host. Play in the comfort of your own home and experience the joy of championship racing with iOS 5.

It's worth reiterating that not all players are require to have an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to use Party Play, only one does.

This looks so awesome! I just might have to have a little party on the night of the 14th to try this out! What about you? Excited?

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Real Racing 2 bringing Party Play with iPhone 4S


And this isn't included for iPhone 4, original iPad, and 4th gen iPod Touch owners why?
I don't own any of these products other than a very old Touch, I'm a WebOS user myself. I find the omission strange though.
Nothing about the updated hardware that's basically equal to the jump from say Evo 4G to Evo 3D or SG to SG II adds to this new option. The old hardware handles just fine. And we know dual core is more hype than reality, optimized OS or not.
Computer hardware reflects this. More generations are needed for multi core to be more than the usual spec bump game in the tech industry.
What I'm getting at is why aren't last years very competant and fairly up to date specs(They aren't the equal to say the low powered Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo consoles vs true powerful and more advanced PCs of which consoles are veeeery far behind) capable of this new feature. They get iOS 5 aswell plus the post confirms you just need one person with iPad 2 or 4S to start Party Play up and any other device can join in.

I didn't miss it. I'm arguing that this feature isn't in the 4s and new iPad because of the better hardware because of the very fact that other iOS devices can jump in after a single of the new ones is a host.
What this means is what could easily of been a feature for last years hardware aswell is only top sided.
That's what I'm getting at.

To host three other devices, and still have enough horsepower to run your game smoothly, plus output it to a tv, I guess, takes a couple of cores.
Maybe it's technically possible with one, but I'm sure there'd be some performance issues cropping up.

In summary, we now have two comments about how aggrieved "we" should be that something isn't provided for free.
Someone on here thinks Firemint shouldn't be allowed to charge customers for the extra work they did creating this feature and that it should be a free upgrade to owners of RR2?
And someone else thinks that a new feature should be added to an existing product and not used as a lever to sell more gadgets? I would think it reasonably clear that:
a) Apple want to sell more gadgets (free market) and
b) Is it not perhaps possible that the new graphics chip was required to enable this feature (newly, miraculously appearing from some higher plain and therefore no-one should have to be paid)

Well he did apologize and a free bumper is better then nothing. He is also allowing you to return the phone and get a refund on your AT&T contract to become eligible again so Steve is trying. Better then nothing. Ohh and it ends September 30th because Steve said the will reevaluate things and try to come up with a legit fix by that date.