The WWDC continues to surprise us. In an online session Apple has confirmed that iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and tvOS will be compatible with Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and the Adaptive Controller .
A session focusing on how to support the Dual Shock touchpad and lightbar and the Xbox Elite haptic zones confirms the compatibility of various gaming controllers with Apple devices. Support that also extends to haptic vibrations and motion sensors that will be able to interact directly with the operating system and use gestures for game interfaces:
In the same session it was also mentioned that developers will be able to use the keyboard and mouse as methods of interaction with iPadOS games 14. Thanks to the inclusion of these controls the game on the iPad, at least as far as input devices are concerned, will come closer to the experience on a Mac or a PC .
At AppleA glance at the Apple Pencil on iPadOS 14: Scribble, Refined Shapes, Selection and Editing, and Data Detector
By providing more support for methods of interacting with games, Apple gives developers more options when creating or porting games to the platform. Something that, in the end, benefits us all.