Among the reveals for the upcoming iOS 7 at WWDC this week was the revelation of increased support for game developers on the new operating system. A wide range of third-party controller support was announced for the new version of iOS, including supporting controllers with up to two joysticks, a d-pad and six buttons. This increased support will make it easy for devs to design controllers and games for the controllers without having to find loopholes around the Apple system.

Also introduced was SpriteKit, which allows developers to easily develop 2d sprite-based games for the operating system. SpriteKit games won’t work on previous versions of iOS, which is problematic, but having a framework available for developers to make their own games and sell them on the App Store is a major step forward in independent development.

Source: TechCrunch