iOS8 + Bluetooth MFi Controller Compatible Games


After further testing, many of the games marked as compatible on this list still exhibit problems on weaker devices, and in low memory situations. Take this list as a rough guide, rather than a definitive compatibility guarantee. This is an inherent problem with Bluetooth on iOS 8, and every game is affected.

The good news is, the 8.1.1 firmware update fixes these problems almost entirely for owners of the SteelSeries Stratus controllers. Owners of the MOGA Rebel are still likely to experience disconnects, however.

As previously mentioned, and subsequently covered on TouchArcade, iOS8 doesn’t play nice with wireless MFi controllers. Some games work perfectly, while others exhibit serious flaws that cause the controllers to lag and drop their connections.

The following is an attempt to catalog the games that are confirmed working, and the games that are confirmed not working, as tested with the Moga Rebel on a Retina iPad Mini

I doubt I’ll be able to test every game (I certainly hope Apple fixes the problem before it reaches that point), but I hope to put together at least a selection of some of the most popular games, confirmed either to be compatible or broken. If you’re on iOS 8, and you either have a SteelSeries Stratus or a Moga Rebel, you should bookmark this page. It will be frequently updated.

Lastly, I’d like to remind everyone that these issues do not exist on iOS7, and do not exist with Lightning-connected MFi controllers like the Logitech PowerShell, Moga Ace Power, and Razer Junglecat. This only affects bluetooth controllers in iOS8 – Namely, the SteelSeries Stratus and Moga Rebel controllers.

Read on for the list.

Compatible with iOS8 + Bluetooth

Broken with iOS 8 + Bluetooth