Steelseries have today introduced the Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller, a specially designed for iOS gaming controller, which allows you gameplay on iPads, iPhones, iPods, as well as allowing as your HDTV (using AirPlay). It requires a minimum of iOS 7, and is the first wireless solution for Apple devices.
“The Stratus Wireless Controller, the first wireless gamepad controller ever to be supported in iOS 7, forever alters the mobile gaming landscape,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “With Stratus, gamers have easy and direct access to a growing roster of great games on iPad that were intended for an immersive, controller-enabled experience. We’re incredibly excited to be the first gaming peripherals company to develop a standalone controller for iOS devices and are thrilled to see an abundance of high quality game titles rolling out from publishers everyday.”
The controller allows you to create a new platform for gaming on iOS7 devices, and moreover, it allows developers to create games that can use traditional console control, providing consumers with new and immersive gameplay experience. It is the first Bluetooth controller for iOS devices, and provides a sleek and lightweight design with comfortable grip, and 10 hours of battery life.
The controller features the familiar shaped layout, and comes with a pressure sensitive directional D-Pad, 4 pressure sensitive action buttons, and 4 pressure sensitive shoulder buttons. It also includes dual analog sticks, a dedicated pairing button, and a convenient on/off switch.
It also allows up to 4 controllers to be connected to a single device, making your Apple device a true multi player console!
There is a growing number of game titles that already support the functionality to use this, and more games are likely to be added over the coming months.