When Apple unveiled the brand-new Apple TV and its ability to play games at its “Hey Siri” event previously today, the company glossed over that MFi gamepad controllers for iPhone and iPad would be compatible with the brand-new device. Nevertheless, after the occasion, SteelSeries announced the brand brand-new Nimbus gamepad controller would be the first made particularly for the Apple TV.
“SteelSeries is at the center of the most significant advancement in gaming. Nimbus represents a new requirement in cordless pc gaming controllers and we’re pleased to be bringing this controller to this unbelievable platform,” said Ehtisham Rabanni, SteelSeries CEO. “Our international gaming pedigree, together with our unyielding pursuit of basic, modern design is on full display screen with Nimbus. We’re enjoyed provide a really premium product for the brand-new Apple TELEVISION at an excellent rate.”
The Xbox One-like Nimbus wireless gamepad provides 40 hours of gameplay on a single charge and can be recharged via a Lightning cable, making it the very first accessory to doing this. SteelSeries also states it has pressure-sensitive buttons for “precise control.” Furthermore, the controller has a large “Menu” button in the center of the controller, mirroring the “Menu” button on the brand-new Apple TELEVISION remote.
The gamepad is showcased plainly in the “Games and More” section of the brand-new Apple TELEVISION’s page on Apple’s site, suggesting Apple and SteelSeries are placing the controller as the flagship gamepad for the Apple TELEVISION. Nevertheless, users can also play video games with the brand-new Apple TV remote, iPhones and iPod touches.
The Nimbus will be available on Apple.com and in Apple retailers for $$ 49.95 and will certainly debut worldwide in late October alongside the new Apple TV.