MOGA Announces the Launch of the Ace Power Controller, the First iOS 7 Game Controller
The first iOS 7 game controller will be launching soon with MOGA officially announcing its MOGA Ace Power Controller for the iPhone 5, 5C, 5S and the fifth-generation iPod Touch. The expandable controller is designed to plug into the Lightning port on Apple’s newer devices and features dual analog sticks, a directional pad, action buttons, a headphone jack and two trigger buttons each on the left and right side (L1/L2 and R1/R2). The controller includes MOGA Boost, which will charge an iOS device while it is plugged into the controller, extending gameplay. It also has an LED battery life indicator, a pause button and a button that controls the lock functionality on the iOS device.
As many of you may already know, rumors of MOGA’s controller originally surfaced shortly after WWDC 2013, where the controller API was first revealed. Other companies such as Logitech are also said to be producing iOS game controllers with similar features.
The MOGA Ace Power comes with a hefty $99 price tag and offers support for multiple iOS 7 games including titles such as Asphalt 8: Airborne, Bastion, Dead Trigger 2 and Oceanhorn. Additional developers will be building controller support into their apps now that the hardware is available to consumers, and software support is also likely to improve with an actual product available for testing.
The controller will be available from the MOGA website, the Online Apple Store and Apple retail stores starting this upcoming Wednesday. Will you be picking one up?