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  1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
    Apple TV game developers can now force players to use a game controller if their title isn’t suitable for the Siri Remote. Until now, all titles have had to be compatible with the Siri Remote, which makes it difficult to play more complex games.



    This requirement meant that games that needed various buttons for different actions had to assign them to different areas of the Siri Remote’s touchpad. Players then have to remember what each area is for, and try to ensure they hit it in the right spot.

    As you can see in the photo below from TouchArcade, which shows the control system for Modern Combat 5 on tvOS, there are more than five different actions assigned to that tiny touchpad. This delivers a poor in-game experience.



    As a result, tvOS games with control systems like these tend to get bad reviews, because they’re just not fun to play with the Siri Remote. But going forward, developers can force players to use a game controller with physical buttons instead.

    “When designing a tvOS game, you may require the use of an MFi game controller, but where possible you should also support the Siri Remote,” Apple’s guidelines read, as highlighted in the tweet below.

    That means they don’t have to make their games compatible with the Remote. If they’re just not suitable, they can eliminate it altogether for a greater experience. That means it might be time to invest in a controller if you haven’t already!

    [via Touch Arcade]
    Last edited by Caiden Spencer; 2016-06-14 at 12:06 PM.
    2016-06-14 12:03 PM
  2. therandy's Avatar
    I use the Nibus! Works great
    Do what you can when you can, Why Wait?
    2016-06-14 06:30 PM
  3. HovikGas's Avatar
    I use the Nibus! Works great
    Does it also work with iPhones and iPads?
    2016-06-15 03:38 AM
  4. auzeus72's Avatar
    Does it also work with iPhones and iPads?
    Yes
    2016-06-26 01:42 AM
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