In a wierd flip of occasions, cell, console and PC avid gamers will quickly all use the identical controller – Microsoft’s Xbox One gamepad.
Information got here at present that Android Pie, the most recent model of Google’s cell OS, will repair a longstanding difficulty that incorrectly mapped the Xbox One’s buttons and prevented avid gamers from utilizing Microsoft’s gamepad with their Android gadgets.
Theoretically, this drawback might’ve been fastened two years in the past (when Microsoft first put Bluetooth contained in the Xbox One S gamepads), nevertheless it wasn’t till this week that Google’s prime engineers lastly discovered learn how to get the telephone and the controller to play good.
That is notably thrilling information for followers of the first-person shooter and battle royale genres on cell who’ve been utilizing third-party gamepads to get an edge over their opponents. Whereas Fortnite Cell’s builders have not confirmed the precise timing that the sport will help the brand new enter mappings, a consultant from Epic Video games has advised CNET that it’ll help the Xbox gamepad “someday sooner or later”.
That being mentioned, Google has marked the mapping difficulty resolved within the newest batch of code, which suggests help for Microsoft’s gamepad needs to be accessible on the telephones operating Android Pie – particularly, the Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, and Important Cellphone – beginning at present.
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