The new Apple TV set-top box will be able to play games, and the upcoming SteelSeries Nimbus game controller has been designed to offer gamers a console-like experience. The controller is due out in late October for $49.95 and it will be sold on Apple's website and in its retail stores.
While the new Apple TV will be able to use any MFi-based third-party game controller, SteelSeries says it has conducted a "lengthy and rigorous R&D effort" to create the Nimbus so it will offer players the best gaming experience on Apple's new hardware. Some of its features will include:
- Rechargeable battery with 40+ hours of life for extended play
- Lightning connector for rapid charging
- Menu button for instant navigation
- Pressure sensitive buttons for precise control
In addition, the SteelSeries Nimbus will also work on games using the iPhone, iPad and Mac devices.