MiHoYo’s hit action RPG Genshin Impact has certainly kept its players on the edge of their seats in spite of the game only being released late last year. With new content arriving this year, including unique playable characters and exclusive events, mobile players of Genshin Impact will likely be hyped to learn that the developers are preparing to bring mobile controller support into the system, particularly for iOS users.
Genshin Impact is currently free to play across multiple platforms such as the PlayStation 4, PC, Android, and iOS devices. However, the development team has noticed that iOS owners have been extremely vocal in their demand to be able to play the game using their default controllers.
Since miHoYo was able to implement the ability to change the game’s controls in one of its earlier updates, it appears the developers have heard their community’s cries and ultimately decided to enforce mobile controller support in an upcoming version update.
Once again, we're bringing you the latest and greatest from the developers' discussions! We've heard that material conversion is fresh out of the oven~
— Paimon (@GenshinImpact) January 19, 2021
In a recently released developer discussion post, miHoYo answered some of their fans’ most frequently asked questions and provided several details on the upcoming v1.3 update for Genshin Impact. Some of the most considerable changes include improving how the Resin system works and being able to plunder unused items in the game.
However, the development team also made a short statement that players who have updated their Apple devices to iOS 14 and above will be able to use their portable controllers in the game. For gamers who prefer using controllers, this is specifically helpful in quests and dungeons that require heavy action or demand fast reaction times.
Once fans have updated their game to v1.3, the game will be able to support the following controllers: PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2, and Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version).
For iOS-exclusive Bluetooth controllers, the developers stated that the game will only provide partial support. Sadly, for non-iOS players, no official detail has been confirmed if a similar controller support will be integrated on Android devices.