- 04-14-2013, 09:58 AM #1
So they are saying this controller will be available for Windows Phone 8 on April 15th. Will the be a specific version? Or do you just buy the same sold for the Android and its a simple software update? Anyone know the situation with this? Thanks.
- 04-14-2013, 05:09 PM #2
I can't tell what is going on with this. I'm pretty excited about getting one, but I can only find the 'Android' version. So far it doesn't look like Gameloft is supporting this on Windows Phone (which for me would be the main reason to get one - it is supported in the Android versions of Dark Knight Rises and MC4, but not on Windows Phone as of yet at least) - so I'm not sure what games will even support it other than the drift game that WPC previewed it with. I inquired about a WP version of the SDK for developers weeks ago but never got a response back from MOGA.
04-14-2013, 05:45 PM #3
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Moga announced and released the SDK during GDC. WPCentral reported on it twice. By my understanding, the Moga Pro will work with Windows Phone. I don't think there's a different version of the controller specifically for Windows Phone, but I might be wrong.
In a related note, I've been looking for any announcements of games that will support the Moga Pro on Windows Phone, but haven't found anything. Here's to hoping that there will be some kind of announce on game support when he controller starts shipping. I'd kill for Modern Combat 4 support!
- 04-15-2013, 12:32 PM #5
So I contacted Moga about the situation. I love it when companies know nothing about their products, yet their PR department is running around telling you it is available TODAY. Complete clowns. This was their response:
Thanks for writing to us. Unfortunately, the MOGA Controller does not work with Windows phones, it only works with Android devices at this time. Should this ever change, we will make announcements on our website and social media outlets. Please stay tuned to them for future MOGA news.
- 04-15-2013, 04:44 PM #6
Well that certainly isn't a very encouraging response. Maybe we can get Paul to contact them and get some answers. Also, I just checked out the Amazon page to see about possibly ordering one anyway but they are showing a backorder now (Usually ships within 3 to 4 weeks)
- 04-15-2013, 05:51 PM #8
Hands-on with the MOGA Pro Controller and Windows Phone at GDC | Windows Phone Central, but it looks like they've figure it out somehow - or maybe the reason we haven't seen the WP version yet is because they are waiting for a firmware update?
- 04-16-2013, 05:12 AM #10
It's definitely compatible with Windows Phone right out of the gate. Not sure why that PowerA employee got his response so wrong.
Of course, it will also take a while for games to actually start supporting the controller.
- 04-16-2013, 08:45 PM #13
- 04-17-2013, 02:22 AM #15
About the RT question, the controller would work with RT if the company created an SDK for RT and then RT games supported it. AFAIK, no such support has been announced. Also, PowerA sadly does not intend to create a general Windows driver for the controller, so no using the controller with a PC... which is short-sighted IMO.
- 04-17-2013, 11:25 AM #16
Ah, that's a shame about no driver for PC. I'm also curious, without a specific Windows Phone version for the MOGA Pro - how are they (and developers) going to know how well it is selling for that genre of device - and as such, whether or not it is worth it for WP developers to support in their games.
- 04-18-2013, 03:18 PM #17
I got this response:
Thank you for contacting us. At this time, the only information we have announced is that we have made the SDK available to Windows Apps developers. We have not official timeline as to if and when the MOGA Pro will support Windows devices. Should this happen, we will make an announcement on our website and social media outlets. Please stay tuned for any future news. Thanks again for your time and for your interest in the MOGA Pro.
MOGA Customer Support
I'm wondering since WP8 doesn't support HID gamepad input, how can this possibly work without some sort of firmware update or third party program (doesn't it use the Pivot app to connect on Android? Or does it just connect as a regular bluetooth gamepad on Android?)
- 04-18-2013, 03:30 PM #18
- 08-19-2013, 02:55 PM #22
They have the WP8 SDK on their website now so hopefully more games will be incoming. I'm afraid with an official gamepad api coming to iOS 7 in the coming weeks that Microsoft is going to lose yet another battle here - they really need to step up their xbox game on WP and get an official xbox gamepad api going or something like that.
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