Genshin Impact Version 1.3 Will Add Controller Support On Mobile
Genshin Impact quickly became one of the breakout stars of 2020 on the heels of the likes of DOOM Eternal and Animal Crossing. A gacha game dressed in the clothing of a Breath of the Wild lookalike, the title has only grown in popularity going into the new year. Now, it’s been revealed that one of its predominant platforms – iOS – is finally getting official controller support.
Game developer miHoYo released a Developers Discussion blog post today on the official Genshin Impact website that dives into some of what fans can expect for Version 1.3 of the game and beyond. One of the topics of discussion was controller support for iOS devices, with miHoYo confirming that from Version 1.3 onwards devices with operating systems upgraded to iOS 14 or higher will support a number of standard controllers. Here’s the relevant blurb:
The developers have heard your cries — 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)!”
It deserves noting that the Android platform wasn’t mentioned, nor is there official controller support for it at this time. That said, if controller support for iOS is coming then Android likely won’t be too far behind. In the meantime, iOS device users need only wait another month or two until Version 1.3 finally releases.
Genshin Impact is now available for PC, PS4, and Android & iOS devices. A Nintendo Switch port is releasing later this year.
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