For all the gamers out there, Apple is bringing significant improvements to gaming experience with its iOS 14 , iPadOS 14 and TVOS update. Apple promises to make gaming on them feel more like playing on a console or PC. During the WWDC, Apple announced game- controller support functions including button remapping, leverage motion controls, haptics, custom rumble feedback for Xbox and PlayaStation controllers and improvement in usage of keyboard & mouse as well for iPad gaming.
Games like the Sony’s DualShock 4 controllers, can support motion inputs. Developers can add a feature for changing the colour of the Lightbar at the top according to a character’s health. They can also let players use the DualShock 4’s touchpad for finger tracking and even support for touchpad’s button. Additionally, Developers will now be able to add feedback support into their games, enabling the players to sense specific feelings like shooting a gun or an explosion.
Apple’s redesigned Game Center makes it easier to find friends online to play with and access leaderboards and achievements. It includes a new dashboard and supports both landscape and portrait orientations. It was also announced that it’s finally allowing the support for Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 to work with iOS-based games in its upcoming updates. This includes button-remapping feature, which will enable the players to adjust buttons on a per app/game basis. Apple is also bringing improvements to the use of keyboard and mouse to play games on iPad, instead of using the screen or touchpad. However, there was no statement on whether Sony and Microsoft controllers for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will also work with the new OS.
Design for Game Center is your answer to everything new this year. It includes resources and videos from the WWDC 2020 keynote on gaming advancements.