One unexpected benefit from yesterday’s updates is that more Nintendo game consoles can now be used with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV…
Developer Steve Troughton Smith Played with the classic Nintendo Online console with Apple TV, and Mac stories Confirmed that the Nintendo 64 console works as well. The same will likely be true for the NES and Sega Genesis consoles, but these have yet to be confirmed.
iOS 16 previously added support for a number of game consoles, including the Nintendo Joy-Cons and Pro Controller.
During the opening keynote for WWDC 2022 on Monday, Apple highlighted how iOS 16 is enhancing the gaming experience through updates to the Metal API and the redesigned Game Center. Additionally, iOS 16 adds support for more game consoles, including the Nintendo Joy-Cons and Pro Controller.
As noted by Riley Testut, the developer behind Delta and AltStore, it’s now possible to pair the Nintendo Switch joystick with iPhone and iPad (and possibly Mac and Apple TV) running the latest betas.
9to5Mac Also dive into the iOS 16 code to find that the update brought support for many new game consoles, not just Nintendo devices. Controllers included include the 8Bitdo, BADA MOGA XP5-X Plus, and Logitech F710 Gamepad.
The game consoles we’ve tried ourselves with Apple Arcade include PlayStation DualShock 4 and DualSense; Xbox wireless controller; SteelSeries Nimbus + Wireless Game Controller; And a Rotor Riot lightning game controller.
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