Apple TV Is Getting A Gaming Remote

Apple TV Is Getting A Gaming Remote

Announced today at Apple's live event in California, here's the new Apple TV remote, which might look familiar to anyone who's played a certain Nintendo system.

You can hold it horizontally to play games on the Apple TV. Games showcased at the event included Asphalt 8 and Beat Sports.

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Other games coming to Apple TV’s new operating system—TVos—include the newest version of Disney Infinity and the upcoming Guitar Hero Live.

During their presentation, the developer Hipster Whale showed off their game Crossy Road on the Apple TV, which users will be able to play with the new gaming remote.

And Harmonix came on stage to show off the new game they’ve designed for the Apple TV, Beat Sports.

Clearly this is the device that will kill consoles, as predicted by tech blogs nationwide. The Apple TV will retail for $150 (32GB) and $200 (64GB).

(We’re updating this post live as Apple shows more of their gaming plans.)


Comments

    Wow.....really?

    I mean i imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but this is a bit much.
    Between this, the MS Surface (RT) clone and the MS Touch Keyboard clone im not sure what Apple is doing anymore.

    NEW APPLE TV:

    Added Siri - which was first released in 2011
    Added a (wii) motion sensor remote - Released by nintendo in 2006

    INNOVATION.

    EDIT: Who the hell is going to take their apple remote around to a friends place to play multiplayer apple tv...

    Last edited 10/09/15 8:13 am

    Who the hell would play these games on TV? Surely they are mobile app time-killers at best. Motion control, Apple? Is that the best you could do?

    "Device which will kill consoles." Ha, no.

      When they keel over and die from laughing so much

      "Hey guys, wanna play motion-control games? ...Whaddya mean it isn't 2006 anymore?"

    Hmm, so they basically turned the Apple remote into a Wiimote which came out nearly 9 years ago. I think using an iPhone or iPad as a touch screen game controller more in the style of the WiiU would have been better suited but oh well.

    or you could just pick up one of these remotes and use with a device that isn't crippled-by-design
    http://www.riitek.com/goods/detail/51.htm

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