iOS 5 delivers Wii U-style experience

iOS 5 delivers Wii U-style experience

iOS 5 delivers Wii U-style experience

Following Apple's announcement of iOS 5 and AirPlay at WWDC 2011, developer Firemint has revealed that Real Racing 2 HD will be the first game to take advantage of the Cupetino company's wireless streaming technology, AirPlay Mirroring.

iPad 2 owners will be able to play the game on an HD display, through an AppleTV, while their tablet displays race telemetry data and a circuit map.

"We see AirPlay as a real game-changer," says Firemint in a statement. "It allows us to bring a fresh, never-before-seen level of freedom to Real Racing 2 HD. Combined with the precision steering and brilliant 3D visuals made possible by iPad 2′s phenomenal hardware, Real Racing 2 HD over AirPlay promises an experience you’ll have to play to believe."

Considering this and today's announcement that Onlive will be coming to iPad (along with its associated dual-stick controller), Apple's device is shaping up to offer Nintendo's Wii U, and whatever Sony's PS3/Vita combination turns out to be, some serious competition.