According to reports from Pocket Gamer, the iPhone and iPad maker ‘Apple’ will unveil a game controller at a press event in April. This is big news and could soon open up new possibilities for gaming on Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Multiple sources have told Pocket Gamer that Apple ‘is talking to developers about its plans and ensuring plenty of games will support the joypad at launch.’ This does sound interesting, but this is not the way Apple works.
Even though we do agree that there is a possibility that Apple will actually come up with a ‘dedicated game controller’ for its range of touchscreen devices, one question still remains unanswered. If Apple wanted to get rid of all the physical buttons on a mobile device, then why make a separate controller that once again makes consumers use physical buttons?
Even though game controller enhance the gaming experience most of the time by providing better control, Apple devices are made in a way that have already opened up a new market for video games. Apple devices are well known for games like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Temple Run and many more which actually make use of very little and simple touch controls to deliver the best of experience.
But of course, we will not neglect the way Apple does things. If the company has made up its mind and is coming up with a game controller after all, then we are looking forward to it. We believe that it will definitely be cool and something that would be out of the box with the wow factor that Apple is famous for.
Recent reports say that at the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple representatives were in talks with developers about the company’s plans for a game controller. Is it possible that this new game controller will make its debut alongside the Apple iPhone 5S and/or the next-gen iPads?