Just yesterday I was reading snarky comments about the lack of game controllers on the market that make use of Apple’s official APIs. They didn’t exist. Hilariously, today marks the day that the first iOS game controller hits the market. The MOGA Ace Power is now available for purchase.
The controller, much like the rest that will hit the market, makes use of Apple’s specifications and API, ensuring that all game controllers will work with all of the games on the App Store, and that you no longer have to worry about if a certain game is supported by a certain controller.
The MOGA Ace Power, the first controller out of the gate, is getting mixed reviews from testers. Some are blaming the games for poorly implemented code (rightfully so, there’s no way game developers could test their code without any controllers around), while others are pointing the blame squarely at MOGA and shoddy manufacturing.
There’s a lot we can take away from the early reports, but most important is that it’s probably ideal to wait until at least a couple more controllers hit the market before parting with your hard earned cash. It’s early days, and there’s going to be a lot of trial and error until developers get the games working right, or we get a controller that works perfectly. Until then, it sounds like you should be saving your money.
If you’re looking for a full review of the device, we recommend starting here.