Apple TV Games Must Support the Apple TV Remote

Apple TV Games Must Support the Apple TV Remote

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Games developed for the new Apple TV must support the Apple TV remote and may not require the use of a controller, according to the app programming guide for tvOS.

Here's a look at Apple's rules for supporting game controllers.

Requirements for Games That Support Game Controllers
Apple has created specific requirements you must follow for any game that supports game controllers. These requirements are designed to make sure that games are always playable.

● Your game must support the Apple TV remote. Your game may not require the use of a controller.
● tvOS games that support controllers must support the extended control layout. All controllers for tvOS are nonformfitting extended controllers.
● Games must be playable using standalone controllers. If you support an extended controller, the game must be playable solely with that controller.
● You must support the pause button. All controllers include a pause button. When gameplay is active, pressing the pause button should pause gameplay. When the game is not being played, such as when you are at a menu screen, the pause button moves to a previous screen of content.

More details on working with game controllers can be found in the App Programming Guide linked below...

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Apple TV Games Must Support the Apple TV Remote

selvamax - September 16, 2015 at 1:30pm
selvamax - September 16, 2015 at 2:48am
Yes You r right dude. Apple maintaining some good strategy but how game developers mount all controls to Apple remote because that remote has very less buttons and one navigator. That's the question here
Duh - September 16, 2015 at 1:19am
Dude, Apple is saying that the game you develop has to support the Apple TV controller. Your game can have the option to use a game controller. Apple just doesn't want developers making Apple customers having to buy a controller because they paid for a game that can't play with out it.
selvamax - September 16, 2015 at 12:41am
But how modern combat 5 like games playable with Apple Remote
Spawn - September 16, 2015 at 12:10pm
We don't know, we'll find out. Remember how we use to ask ourselves how we would play Mario and Zelda when the Wii came out with the control stick and joystick for two hands? It ended up working pretty well!