Xbox Series X Controller Support for Apple Devices in the Works

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Mobile gamers on iOS can soon add another gamepad option to their repertoire: the Xbox Series X controller.

MacRumors reports that both Apple and Microsoft are currently working on bringing support for the gamepad to Apple devices. While many iOS titles offer perfectly serviceable on-screen touch controls, there’s no doubt that adding a controller into the mix for some games, like shooters or battle royales, can improve them tenfold.

An eagle-eyed Redditor named /u/cvfunstuff pointed out that Xbox Series X Controller Compatibility had just appeared on an official Apple Support page. The page in question outlines how to connect wireless game controllers to your Apple device, though the Xbox Series X controller isn’t listed under the “See which wireless controllers are supported” heading.

What /u/cvfunstuff called attention to was the short blurb below the list: “Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.”

Since Apple added support for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers (as well as a variety of other MFi-enabled options), they’ve been popular choices for players looking to kick back, relax, and enjoy their favorite titles with the added support of a reliable controller.

The PlayStation 5‘s DualSense controller wasn’t mentioned. It was recently granted support for the Steam beta client, but Apple hasn’t made any announcements about the the haptic feedback and adaptive trigger-centric gamepad.