NVIDIA and Nyko Technologies introduce gamepads tailored specifically for Tegra 3 devices
Nyko Technologies Announces Gaming Controllers for Tegra-Based Tablets to Take Console-Quality Gaming Experience Mobile
LOS ANGELES – June 4, 2012 – Nyko Technologies®, the leading gaming peripherals manufacturer, today announced a new line of controllers to enable console-quality gaming experiences on Android tablet devices. Nyko is creating controllers to support games optimized for NVIDIA® Tegra® mobile processors, notably the high-powered graphics capabilities of the Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Available Fall 2012, the tablet controllers will offer a future-proof gaming experience, blurring the line between mobile and console video gaming.
“To embrace the enormous growth of mobile and tablet gaming, our new controllers will provide physical and familiar controls to tablet gamers for a console-like experience,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing for Nyko Technologies. “Tablet games are evolving, pushing the envelope of graphics and performance. The only limitation has been the lack of physical-input controllers, until now. We are happy to collaborate with the veterans at NVIDIA to create dedicated hardware that’s optimized for games running on the Tegra chipset.”
The Nyko tablet controller series/line features:
PlayPad Pro – Nyko’s full-sized controller for an at-home gaming experience, including dual analog sticks, d-pad, face buttons and shoulder triggers/bumpers for wireless tablet gaming in the living room.
PlayPad – Nyko’s mini controller includes dual analog sliders, collapsible tablet stand and a carrying case for gaming on the go
Console-style control for ease of gameplay, perfect for first-person shooters and other complex games.
No rooting required; controllers are usable out of the box
Compatible with all Android 3.0 and higher tablets/phones with Bluetooth® connectivity
The Nyko tablet controllers are being developed with input from NVIDIA to ensure compatibility with a large library of high-end mobile games optimized for all Tegra-powered devices. These games are available in TegraZone™, NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chipset delivers console quality graphics on mobile devices with the world’s only 4-PLUS-1™ quad-core mobile processor, including a 5th battery-saver core.
Nyko has also developed a free Android app, called Playground, to provide backwards compatibility for their controllers with legacy tablet titles, including those that currently utilize keyboard mapping, touch mapping and mouse support. Playground provides profile management for customized control schemes, as well as pre-set profiles for top selling and popular games. Like Nyko’s tablet controllers, the app will not require rooting of the device.
Fans and press are invited to get a first look at the Nyko Tablet Controllers at E3 in Los Angeles, June 5-7 2012, in the West Hall, booth #5000.
Nyko and NVIDIA introduce gamepads tailored for Tegra 3 devices
1. kamil (Posts: 115; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
what is this !! a rip of of the xbox controller
5. MEeee (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Typical iFans. Followers of Steve Jobs, all they can say is "copy" and "rip off". Sorry, it's not for iDevices. What about Apple iMap?
2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
This should be a *game changer*!
Bye bye 3DS & Playstation Vita
8. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
No. They should all do it for all the games. Man, come on. Don't make it exclusive to a certain chip. Make it Exclusive to Android.
6. Eraser112 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 May 2012)
PlayStation Vita is still the best on-the-go gaming device.
7. preetmalhotra (Posts: 77; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
I have a PSP 3004, and I must say, PSPs are better, cuz they are dedicated..!!
Vita is so huge..!!