Dwelling arcade platform iiRcade is getting extra customizable with a brand new accent initiative, including assist for an array of third-party controllers and gadgets as an alternative choice to the normal management sticks. It ought to give gamers higher choices for sure video games that are not a pure match for normal arcade controls.
The initiative, which iiRcade calls the Open Arcade Accent Platform, will start with assist for “off the shelf” spinners and trackball controllers, which means there’s no modification you will should do to get them engaged on iiRcade. The usual iiRcade methods accessible now will assist these controllers through Bluetooth. As a result of the upcoming Gold Version fashions additionally embrace USB ports on the underside of the management panel, these will assist USB connections along with Bluetooth.
“All new video games able to making the most of the equipment are nonetheless being focused to work with the usual joystick controllers on each the Basic and Gold editions of iiRcade, enabling each proprietor of iiRcade to take pleasure in the brand new video games with out the necessity for equipment,” the corporate mentioned in a press launch. This appears to recommend, as least in the intervening time, that lightgun video games shall be off the menu. The one competitor making a serious push on this house is Arcade1Up, as its standalone cupboards do not want any kind of cross-game compatibility to work correctly.
iiRcade just lately unveiled its Gold Version line, accessible at a preorder low cost for $799 earlier than leaping to $999 after this era ends. The brand new line contains a extra conventional arcade kind issue, a light-up marquee, and a brand new management panel that may be opened and modified with out voiding the guarantee. Alongside the 11 bundled video games, each iiRcade system has entry to the web retailer for piecemeal purchases of extra video games. You’ll find extra details about the Gold Version within the launch occasion video above.