Why doesn't Apple release a gaming controller?

Cod3rror

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Apr 18, 2010
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There are so many games for the iPhone, and they are getting more and more advanced, yet the controls remain the same, terrible. Touchscreen just is not good for FPS and other games.

So I was wondering; why doesn't Apple release a standard Bluetooth or a Wi-Fi Direct controller that developers can use and build their games around?

It would open up more possibilities for the games devs and would challenge consoles.

Imagine connecting an iPhone to a TV through a video cable, grabbing and controller and playing a game on a TV, that would be pretty awesome!
 

dmishe

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Oct 12, 2011
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Since Bluetooth 4.0 is open for any device now, somebody should take this niche asap.
 

wesk702

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The hood
There are so many games for the iPhone, and they are getting more and more advanced, yet the controls remain the same, terrible. Touchscreen just is not good for FPS and other games.

So I was wondering; why doesn't Apple release a standard Bluetooth or a Wi-Fi Direct controller that developers can use and build their games around?

It would open up more possibilities for the games devs and would challenge consoles.

Imagine connecting an iPhone to a TV through a video cable, grabbing and controller and playing a game on a TV, that would be pretty awesome!
Because that would be like them admitting that it isn't perfect the way it is.

A controller would be awesome. This is the main reason I hate playing iOS games. I was so excited when Chrono Trigger was released, then I actually tried to play it with a touch screen :mad:
 

sviato

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Requiring that people but a separate accessory to enjoy an app is not a good idea. The iPhone is for casual gaming, no need to complicate things.
 

Cod3rror

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Requiring that people but a separate accessory to enjoy an app is not a good idea. The iPhone is for casual gaming, no need to complicate things.
They could offer on screen controls for those that don't have the controller.

IMO, iPhone games are slowly becoming more hardcore.
 

K0P Bacon

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Sep 23, 2012
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Some games are okay on iPad, iPhone or iPod. They still can't beat a good video game system. I could be wrong but I doubt there is an MLG league for anything on the apple store.
 

Merkie

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I was wondering the same thing. Apple could easily destroy the DS and PSP if they put an effort into it. Touch screen controls are too limited.
 
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