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Do you guys think Apple should release a controller for iOS?

11-17-2012, 10:46 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 18
Do you guys think Apple should release a controller for iOS?

I love iOS gaming most of the time. However, there are those times where a real controller would be great. 3rd party controllers have severely limited support.

Would you guys/gals like to see a controller from apple? All it needs is an analog stick on one side, a couple buttons and an analog stick on the right, and two triggers. No reason to add extra shoulder buttons or two movement pads on the left.

I'd love to be able to use a real controller for a lot of the great platformers on iOS and a shooter or two. Imagine a game like wild blood on a controller. And if this were to happen I'd buy the HDMI connector finally.

Also this would be an option. Games should detect when the controller is turned on then the on-screen controls would disappear. If it was made by apple, people would be more likely to buy it so devs would want their games to be compatible with it. If it were optional in games, we could choose to take it with us or not.

The price shouldn't be more than 29.99. It will be aimed at mobile gamers who buy cheap games so they should try to avoid a premium (even though they will price it high). It can small like a ps1 controller with a 10-hr battery life if it charges with simple usb.

Just wishing out loud. Thanks for listening. By the way, I'm an ipad iOS gamer. This may not be ideal for phone gamers because I think you would want to hold that screen closer to you.
11-17-2012, 02:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,240
Yeah, as an ipad owner I would like to see this as well! If all the games were compatible with it, that'd be great! None of these things justify a purchase for me otherwise. Thought the iCade would be cool, but in the end, it wasn't worth the hassle of taking my ipad out of it's case going back and forth with it for the few games that work with it. A wireless hand-held controller that uses a couple of double A batteries would do me just fine! I'd buy that in a snap!

11-17-2012, 05:07 PM
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
I'd ever want for a long time, but I changed my idea later.
controller, mouse and keyboard or touch screen, everything is created by human, nothing is supposed to be authoritative to play games.
different games and devices suits to different controls, I mean every different game, not just different genres, with heavy aim assisst, I believe ipad touch screen did a better job than a controller in NOVA 3.
there are many examples.

gameloft ID:zhclarensi. Common play nova 2 or MC 3.
11-17-2012, 06:06 PM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 642
It probably will have a lightning port. Truthfully I prefer the lightning port over micro USB since micro USB isn't the best port.
11-17-2012, 09:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,740
No, I'd rather they played to their strengths than amplified their weaknesses. The last thing I want is more crappy console games, we've got consoles for that. It'd encourage laziness from developers, innovation would take a dive and compatibility problems would increase.
11-18-2012, 02:38 AM
Joined: May 2012
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Posts: 15,520
Heck yeah, wireless joystick and sd card slot are on my most have list from apple.