macOS Ventura Introduces Support for Popular Racing Wheels and Pedals on Mac

macOS Ventura features newly added support for some of the most popular racing wheels, pedals, and shifters for use in racing games on the Mac, including Logitech's G920 and G29 racing wheels, according to Apple's developer website.

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Apple also says that many additional Bluetooth and USB game controllers are supported on macOS Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and tvOS 16. Among the new controllers supported are Nintendo's Joy-Cons, which can be used individually or in a pair as a singular controller, according to testing on iOS 16 by developer Riley Testut.

A new "buddy controller" feature on macOS Ventura, iOS 16, and iPadOS 16 combines inputs from multiple game controllers into one so a friend can help you while gaming.

macOS Ventura is available in beta for registered Apple developers, with a public beta to follow in July. Apple says the software update will be released in the fall, bringing the expanded support for game controllers and racing accessories to all users.

Related Roundup: macOS Ventura

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falkon-engine Avatar
3 weeks ago
It's nice that various controllers are now being supported by the OS. But the big big big million dollar question is: where are the damn games? What good is controller support if you don't have the games to use them with?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svenning Avatar
3 weeks ago
"a new innovative way to navigate macOS"
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StuBeck Avatar
3 weeks ago

It's nice that various controllers are now being supported by the OS. But the big big big million dollar question is: where are the damn games? What good is controller support if you don't have the games to use them with?
Well...if the necessary controllers aren't supported on the OS, games won't be made for them. This is the step that was necessary to get feature compliant with Windows for developers to consider making these games. It still likely won't occur very quickly, but at least its an option
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Circa1984 Avatar
3 weeks ago
This news can only be seen as a positive that Apple is getting more serious about games by building foundational technologies to support developers. As MacOS marketshare grows and the hardware becomes more capable, developers may become more interested in devoting resources. They did insinuate that Metal 3 + a fanless 8 core M1/2 GPU can handle a 'AAA type' game ... but scaled down to 1080... better than nothing ... we will see.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
3 weeks ago

It's nice that various controllers are now being supported by the OS. But the big big big million dollar question is: where are the damn games? What good is controller support if you don't have the games to use them with?
That's a very good point. I have yet to see any new games out there. Especially when it comes down to racing games. :(
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
3 weeks ago
Isn't this really just a driver that would be provided by the manufacturer versus an OS thing?

Anyway, anything that helps move the Mac gaming needle forward is a good thing.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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