During the Uplinq 2014 Qualcomm developer conference, we were treated to a demo from Activison who gave us all a sneak peek at their latest Skylanders game entitled ‘Trap Team’. Skylander is a unique game that manages to blend together toys and video games with NFC communication between physical figures and a “Portal of Power”, a small device that reads the NFC tags of a character to then import that character’s specific attributes within the game.
Trap Team is the latest version of the popular Skylander series, and for the first time we saw the game played on a Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered tablet device. From Qualcomm’s perspective, the demo shows just how powerful today’s mobile processors have become, with games like Skylander:Trap Team offering a comparable gaming experience to fully fledged consoles on a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone.
Check out our footage from the Uplinq conference a few days ago:
Skylanders: Trap Team is the fourth installment of the Activision franchise, and will be launched globally earlier this month. The demo show in the video above shows an Android tablet running the latest Snapdragon 805 chip can simply churn through some very attractive, Full HD graphical game-play. The new Snapdragon 805 will arrive in devices in Q4 of this year, and totes the four Krait 450 CPU cores clocked at 2.7GHz accompanied by the Qualcomm developed Adreno 440 graphics core. The 805 is also fully 4K compatible with the ability to record and playback 4K content.
You can catch our video of the new Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm here.