Apple, reportedly working on its own physical controller to improve the gameplay on the iPad and other mobile devices.
Reviewing the new iPad and its gaming capabilities, Anand Lal Shimp AnandTechi from the site reported that he was aware of “interior design Apple, whose goal is the creation and commercial production of a physical game controller.” But, he said, its source could not say exactly when it was accepted the decision of the company.
However, Lal Shimp sure that these devices will soon become an essential addition for hardcore mobile gamers, especially given the fact that the performance of smart phones and tablet close to the performance of existing video game consoles.
He added that Apple, perhaps experiencing in this regard some pressure from Google, which has given Android devices support both wired and wireless controllers for about a year ago, when released Honeycomb 3.0.
Devices on Android and iOS for game developers are the new frontier . One research firm has found that the proportion of the two platforms in terms of sales of game software in the U.S. tripled from 19% in 2009 to 58% at the end of last year.
The share of Nintendo and Sony for the same period declined from 70% to 36% and 11% to 6%, respectively.
The situation in which turned out to Nintendo and Sony, it seems, continues to worsen. Sony has recently announced losses of $ 1.2 billion for the December quarter, and shortly before that, Nintendo reported a first in its history, the operating loss of $ 575 million.
Meanwhile, Apple quietly gathers experienced game makers, which should help the company build momentum in the game space, since it intends to use the frontal attack against Google and other companies.
More recently, it was reported that the company is to lure Robin Burrows from Team XBox Live. Last year was hired by Head of Public Relations Robert Saunders from Nintendo, as well as Nick Grendzh, who once headed the public relations and the Xbox gaming heavyweight such as Activision and Electronic Arts.