Approaching iOS Update To Include Support For Xbox Series X|S & PlayStation 5 Controllers

Posted on April 24, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While tech giant Apple continues to be one of the leading companies of manufactured smart devices and other related appliances, the firm, however, in recent times proves to be on the wrong end of a stick in the video game industry. It was just this past fall that due to its strict guidelines for The App Store that Microsoft urgently retracted xCloud support for iOS-enabled devices.

Even more recently, the firm has shown to also be interjecting the presence of Steam in its still ongoing legal battles with Epic Games. While the iPhone company and Fortnite publisher battle it out in the courthouse, Apple decided to subpoena Valve to gain leverage in the case. However, Valve went on to respond that the pursuit proves no relevance to the case.

Despite the setbacks Apple inflicted on the video game industry, there happens to be a plus side to its presence in a new discovery. From Techradar, it is learned that the coming firmware update, iOS 14.5, is to support compatibility for the Xbox Series X|S controller and PlayStation 5’s DualSense.

The timing could not be better for Apple users. With gaming already enabled for tvOS, Apple Arcade is turning up the pressure with a recent announcement. At the start of April, Apple unveiled that more than 30 new games are to hit its monthly video game subscription with the addition of two more categories to better filter the content available.

Additionally, xCloud officially got the greenlight for iOS as well this month. But, access is currently a limited beta for those that sign up for the service. The same can also be said for PC as Microsoft kicked off support as a browser-based application. You can read the full report by heading here.

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Source: Techradar

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