It truly was inevitable, and it has now come to pass: the SteelSeries Nimbus controller has ushered Apple a step further into the gaming arena with over 100 titles in tow.
We aren’t talking about a gaggle of faithful 8-bit arcade ports, cheap Flash titles or classic O.S. bundled time-swamps such as Solitaire or Minesweeper, either. We’re sure those won’t be in short supply either, but this loaded controller offers instant, anywhere access to complete builds of premiere triple-A titles from marquee publishers and developers as diverse as 2K’s NBA 2K15, FIFA 15 from EA Sports, GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS, CALL OF DUTY: STRIKE TEAM, LEGO STAR WARS, and Telltale’s hit episodic GAME OF THRONES and THE WALKING DEAD anthologies.
The free Nimbus app keeps the controller’s compatibility with any and all Apple devices perpetually up-to-date thanks to Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. Speaking of broad compatibility, if it happens to be powered by iOS, the Nimbus can magically transform it into an instant gaming center:
- IPHONE® 6, IPHONE® 6 PLUS, IPHONE® 5, IPHONE® 5C, IPHONE® 5S
- IPAD® MINI, IPAD® MINI WITH RETINA, IPAD® (4TH GENERATION), IPAD® AIR
- IPOD® TOUCH (5TH GENERATION)
- APPLE TV®
- MAC PC/LAPTOP
That’s right: thanks to Apple TV, you can now experience the awkwardness of swapping directly from your Microsoft Xbox One over to an Apple-enabled “console”. Oh, if only your Xbox could still burn red with deadly shame.
We have to give SteelSeries credit, the Nimbus is no junk-peripheral cheap controller. This well-designed little companion includes a Lightning connector and is good for over 40 hours of game time with one full charge. With an easy-navigation menu button and pressure-sensitive buttons on par with first-party Microsoft and Sony controllers, SteelSeries is clearly taking Apple’s advancement into the gaming landscape seriously.