During its WWDC 2020 keynote on Monday, Apple mentioned tvOS 14 would bring support for Xbox’s Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Adaptive Controller. A WWDC session on Wednesday confirmed the support will also be available in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.
Let’s rumble! Discover how you can bring third-party game controllers and custom haptics into your games on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. We’ll show you how to add support for the latest controllers — including Xbox’s Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Adaptive Controller — and map your game’s controls accordingly. Learn how you can use the Game Controller framework in tandem with Core Haptics to enable rumble feedback. And find out how you can take your gaming experience to the next level with custom button mapping, nonstandard inputs, and control over specialty features like motion sensors, lights, and battery level.
The session covered support for the Xbox Elite’s paddles, zone-based rumble haptics, and motion sensors. Game developers will also be able to take advantage of OS-level controller button remapping, as well as readymade button glyphs for use in-game interfaces.
Game developers will also be able to take advantage of keyboard and mouse support for gaming on iPadOS. Developers will be able to add keyboard, mouse, and trackpad control options.
For more information, view the WWDC developer session here.