This fall, Apple will launch Apple Arcade, a premium subscription gaming service that will let subscribers play and download unlimited games for a monthly fee on iOS devices. It is very similar with PlayStation Now membership, for those lucky PlayStation 4 players born in the selected countries, of course. 🙂
Well, at Apple Special Event on June 3, 2019, Tim Cook made a nice announcement for all XBOX and PlayStations 4 fans around the world. It’s not news anymore, but it is nice to hear: the future Apple TV, the very device that will connect you with the Apple Arcade also, will support both PlayStation DualShock 4 and Xbox Wireless Controllers with Bluetooth.
And as Chris Morris from Fortune noticed…
There are roughly 92 million PlayStation 4 systems in homes worldwide these days. Microsoft long ago stopped giving sales numbers on its Xbox system, but research firm IHS Markit estimated the figure to be over 39 million in mid-2018. That makes for more than 130 million potential customers who will (theoretically) be able to quickly pick up how to play tvOS games, since they’re already familiar with the controller.
Ta-daaaa! Can’t wait. 🙂