Gaming Controllers/Bluetooth

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by TarantulaDude, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. TarantulaDude macrumors newbie

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    So iOS 7 supports gaming controllers via bluetooth? Finally... To what extent are they going to be supported (Most/Some/All games) and is this support already in the beta versions?

    Oh and... I can't wait for a jailbreak. I gave up my 5.1.1 jailbreak for iOS 7 beta 6. Not too shabby on the iPhone 4, but it's bugged out on me a few times already.
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It's up to the developers to implement support using the new API. Hopefully we'll see it once some good controllers are out on the market.
     
  3. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

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    Really excited for a controller. Not seen any coming soon products though and last I seen was some logitech prototype leaks. Maybe they will reveal the first one at the event? I think developers will update their apps asap once some decent controllers are revealed.
     
  4. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    Games need to support the API. The API supports two different types of game pad layouts, one that basically mounts the iPhone in the controller and looks like a Gameboy Advance and another that is Bluetooth and looks like an xbox controller
     
  5. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

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    I think the only rules are that games are not allowed to require controllers, they have to support touch controls only as an option.

    I am really looking forward to them as well, I think for FPS games in particular will be much better using a controller vs virtual controls.
     

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