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RumorTT: Apple working on physical game controller for iOS devices

RumorTT: iOS devices could soon see a physical game controller, Apple could make a big splash in the

| Gaming News | Posted: Apr 4, 2012 3:29 am

According to AnandTech, who have been informed of "an internal Apple project to bring a physical controller to the market", we could see the company release a new controller for iOS devices, for gaming. But, we also might never even see the product, ever.

 

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Confused? Yes. The report adds "whether or not it will ever see the light of day remains to be seen". Google introduced a similar concept, where they added both wired, and wireless controller support to its Android OS with the launch of Android 3.0/Honeycomb last year. A move like this would make games such as Grand Theft Auto 3 (and obviously a lot, lot more) playable on iOS devices.

 

At the moment, gaming on a touchscreen can be kind of tricky, and with Apple pushing their new Retina Display on the new iPad, we should see a next-generation of games on iOS devices over the coming year. Epic Games told CVG back in February that they're "constantly pushing" platform holders to make their next-generation consoles as advanced as possible "because if they don't, Apple will go right past them", and I would have to agree, as I've said something similar for quite some time now.

 

Interesting times ahead, everyone!

NEWS SOURCES:Computerandvideogames.com

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