Apple working to bring Xbox Series X controller support to iOS, Mac

Yolanda Curtis
November 24, 2020

The new Xbox controller further comes included with Series X and Series S consoles. While many iOS titles offer perfectly serviceable on-screen touch controls, there's no doubt that adding a controller into the mix for some games, like shooters or battle royales, can improve them tenfold.

First there's Apple's TV app coming to the PS4/PS5 and the Xbox, and then there's also the fact that Apple has allowed both Sony and, more recently, Microsoft, to release remote play apps for Xbox and Playstation consoles.

With reports that some brand new PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles are arriving broken, disc drives are acting up, and consoles are crashing in Rest Mode, the Generation Next gang discuss what it's like to be an early adopter of new hardware.

MacRumors reports that both Apple and Microsoft are now working on bringing support for the gamepad to Apple devices. However, some individuals have reported seeing code that mentions the gamepads on iPadOS and iOS 14.3 betas. Notably, YouTuber Austin Evans had confirmed last month that the new PS 5 DualSense controller works with Android smartphones as well as Windows PCs like Surface Laptop G. Apple devices also support the PlayStation DualShock 4 wireless controller; however, there is no mention of the Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense Controller or the Amazon Luna Controller on the Apple Support page. Apple notes that other MFi Bluetooth controllers "might be supported" but ironically stops short of committing to them actually working, despite being "Made for iOS".

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