Epic Games has been kind with the Fortnite updates on both iOS and Android, but one long awaited update has finally arrived. Version 7.30 of the app on the Apple App Store adds MFI controller support. This means physical, third-party controllers like the Steelseries Nimbus and Gamevice will work while playing Fortnite on both the iPhone and iPad. Android devices will now work with most Bluetooth controller like the Steelseries Stratus XL, Gamevice, Razer Raiju, and more.
The latest iOS beta has been seeded to developers. Unlike the most recent public release of iOS 12.1.3, the next step promises to contain at least some new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. iOS 12.2 has already been pored over by developers, revealing a few items on the horizon for Apple fans.
Apple's open developer policy has been both a curse and blessing as the App Store has been home to some great innovative titles, while equally spawning a race to the bottom mentality with freemium gaming. Gamers are going to have to embrace more premium priced titles if they want better games on their iOS devices. SteamWorld Heist is an example of what we could have if more people were willing to pay for iPhone and and iPad games.
With 32k dislikes to only 1.1k positive likes on YouTube, Alien: Blackout has earned pretty decent user reviews on the Apple App Store and Google Play. As of this post, the horror survival game has not earned enough reviews on the App Store to receive an overall rating, but it has earned a 4.1 rating on Google Play. This is a much better outcome than expected after the the initial reaction to the trailer which saw the game shoot to 27k dislikes in only 3 days.
The SEGA Forever project to deliver titles to iOS from all of its popular consoles including the Genesis, Dreamcast and Master System had a slow start. The line started in the middle of 2017 with only Genesis titles, most of which had already seen an iOS port. SEGA did eventually start to roll out new games and some updates, but it still seems like they're moving too slow. Fans are still waiting for those promised Dreamcast and Saturn games as SEGA painstakingly plods through its Genesis back catalogue. The latest update at least breaks the Genesis monotony by adding one title from the SEGA Channel days.