The Nintendo Wii U will be released sometime in 2012, and with it a rather unique controller, which has been dubbed the WiiPad. The game giant is hoping that this new controller will have what it takes to persuade gamers to buy the new Wii U console and not the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360. With this is mind do you think that the PS4 and the Xbox 720 should go down a different route and have iPad integration instead?
There seems to be no limit to what the iPad can do, and this idea makes perfect sense to us. The WiiPad does look to be an amazing device, although there is still much to learn about the controller. The idea of seeing what you are playing on a small screen and a large TV is not a new concept, but it is one that is about to be taken to the next level.
Both Sony and Microsoft could do something very clever here, and instead of adapting one of their own tablets — which we know are limited — they could ask for help from Apple. You may wonder why on earth all three would want to venture into a partnership, but it would be a win for all three involved.
The rumored PS4 and the Xbox 720 will be awesome machines, offering more performance, superb graphics and sexy design, so why not let Apple have the headache of a controller with a screen? This would also be a great opportunity for Apple, as you can be certain that many of those Apple haters out there will fall in love with them once they start using the iPad to play a game on one of these consoles.
This would save Apple a lot of time, as there were rumors that they were going to move into gaming in a bigger way, but why try to take on Sony and Microsoft, when they could work with them? Think of it like this then, say you are at home and your PS4 or Xbox 720 is connected to your main TV, what would happened if someone is watching something else? By using the iPad you will still be able to play your console, but using Apple’s tablet as the controller and screen all in one.
OK, so there are one or two issues with this idea, such as no physical buttons or analog sticks. However, there is nothing stopping them from coming up with a case that will integrate these missing features.