Just days back Nintendo unveiled dual-screen gaming on the Wii U at E3, and now Apple’s iOS 5 beta is bringing a similar experience to your living room.
Engadget installed iOS 5 on an iPad 2 and Apple TV, and took the latest version of Real Racing 2 HD for a test-drive. This enabled dual-screen gameplay over AirPlay without the need for Apple’s $39 AV adapter.
Other games, like Angry Birds, simply mirror the iPad’s display (and aspect ratio) on your HDTV, but Real Racing streams 16:9 HD video.
For this game, as the blog reported, you can use the iPad as the controller, both while navigating through menus and in race mode, while the game appears only on your TV, as you can see somewhat in the image above.
AirPlay offered a seamless gaming experience without a single hiccup according to the team, surprising considering the iOS 5 just hit beta last week.
Check out the video here.