More than twenty years ago the idea that Apple Y Microsoft collaborating on the same project seemed so distant in time that it was almost indivisible. For these years that is happening thanks to the world of gaming. And this year, specifically, Apple wants to make the Xbox Series X compatible with its mobile operating systems: iOS and iPadOS.
In an official statement, Apple stated that it is working with Microsoft so that the joysticks of the Xbox Series S and Series X can be linked with the iPhone and iPad to bring the Xbox Game Pass experience to these mobile devices. Hopefully this task won’t take as long as other Xbox-related projects.
Before enemies and now partners
Strictly speaking, Apple’s effort to bring the compatibility of the controls of the new generations to its iPhone and iPad goes to the two largest companies in the industry: Microsoft but also Sony. In the iOS version 14.3 firmware there are mentions of DualSense, the new controller for the PlayStation 5.
Let’s remember that at the beginning of 2020 Microsoft and Apple were working to bring the compatibility of the joystick Xbox Elite 2 to mobile devices from the banned apple company. For this reason it is not surprising that compatibility with the joysticks Xbox Series X and Series S.
But it is surprising how early this commitment is. The announcement of this project comes just two weeks after Microsoft presents its new consoles and, with any luck, a few months will be enough to achieve the desired result. We’ll settle for it not taking a year like the Xbox Elite 2.
Apple wants to make the Xbox Series X compatible with iOS and iPadOS so we can test how powerful its new ones are flagships when it comes to the most demanding apps gaming. After all, it is not an everyday thing that a device with an Apple operating system provides great compatibility with video games.