Genshin Impact will get controller support for iOS devices

Padding it out

If you’re a Genshin Impact player who chose iPhone as your platform of choice, then it could be time to give your tired, jabbing fingertips a rest. Developer miHoYo has revealed that it is beavering away on an update that will bring controller support to the iOS port of its super-successful anime title.

“The developers have heard your cries,” said the Genshin Impact team in its latest “Developer Discussions” blog. “From Version 1.3 onwards, devices that have had their operating systems upgraded to iOS 14 or higher will now support the Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version), Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, and iOS-specialized Bluetooth controllers (partial support)!”

No date was set for the update, but it’s neat to know that the update is en route for you pocket players. Genshin Impact has continued to go from strength-to-strength since its shockingly successful launch back in September 2020. New content and characters have been steadily rolling out on the gacha game’s PS4, PC, and mobile platforms, while work continues on a Nintendo Switch port, expected to arrive later in 2021.

Genshin Impact to get official controller support on iOS [PocketGamer]

Chris Moyse
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