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All Apple TV games must be compatible with the original controller

When we saw Apple announce the games on the Apple TV App Store, the first thing we thought of was console games, with console experience, and the use of external Bluetooth controllers, which are already compatible with iDevices from iOS 7. However, Apple has covered its tracks, and warned developers that all their games must be compatible with the original controller , not forcing users to buy external controllers if they don’t want to.

Of course, like a good classic video game controller there is nothing, but there may be people who are not willing to spend more money on a third party controller, being able to play occasionally with the controller that comes with the Apple TV; and that is a very well made decision by Californians .

All Apple TV games must be compatible with the original controller
All Apple TV games must be compatible with the original controller

That is, all game content should be accessible to all users, without the need for additional accessories, such as an MFi controller. This is why developers will be forced to create games with touch-based or accelerometer-based controls of the Apple TV controller.

This could cause more than one problem, especially in games that have a complicated button layout, and that in a “toy controller” can lose a lot of points in terms of usability. But don’t worry, if you are limited, there is a wide range of controllers for iOS-based devices, and more will follow , now that tvOS will give even more prominence to games.

But the main problem can lead to two decisions, either that Apple rejects games with really poor controls with its controller, or directly that many developers decide not to develop their games for the Apple ecosystem because of this limitation. Although we doubt the latter, especially considering that the Apple application platform is always a money and profit machine for developers.