Apple TV games must be playable with included remote

Apple TV games must be playable with included remote 1

Apple TV games must be playable with included remote

Games made for the new Apple TV must support the device’s included remote, according to the App Programming Guide for tvOS, as pointed out by developer Dustin Westphal in a recent tweet. Although the device will support third-party controllers, those controllers can’t be required to play a game. This represents a change — as recently as last week, Apple allowed developers to require an extended game controller. Apple’s guide also notes “tvOS games that support controllers must support the extended control layout,” and games that support that layout must be playable solely using one standalone controller. All controllers for tvOS games must also have a pause button. [via TouchArcade]

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  1. Gaming decisions being made by non-gamers. Great. The original NES controller was uncomfortable enough, and it had a REAL buttons and a d-pad….

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