Back in March, Apple announced its new gaming subscription service, known as the Apple Arcade. Today, during WWDC 2019, Apple announced its intent to add support for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers on Apple TVs.
“We’re extending support to the two best and most popular game controllers available.” said Apple CEO Tim Cook.
This controller support will arrive in tandem with Apple Arcade, which is playable on virtually any Apple device aside from Watches and potentially iPods.
This means that instead of having to get a specialised controller, you can simply connect an existing compatible one to your TV and get gaming.
Apple Arcade will have over one hundred new and exclusive games. It’s also set to be updated on a regular basis. All the games will also be available offline, meaning that you won’t need a constant WiFi connection to keep gaming.
Engadget say that, much like Apple News+, Apple Arcade also works with family sharing. You only need to buy the service once and then you can share it with your family, no extra purchases required.
There also won’t be any ads, in-game or otherwise, and there’ll be no additional purchases required. There’ll also be a special option in Screen Time for parental controls, so you can limit what any kids (or irresponsible adults) on your plan can do.
Apple Arcade is due out in Fall.