New Apple TV Model to Get Guitar Hero Live, Disney Infinity 3.0 and More
During Apple's big iPhone 6s event, the company unveiled its new Apple TV microconsole. This set-top box has been upgraded to include a touchpad remote. It is also getting a new UI and access to its own version of the App Store which will feature various programs and games specifically made for the Apple TV. We got to take a look at some of the games Apple and other developers are planning for the Apple TV, which include Guitar Hero Live, Disney Infinity 3.0, Galaxy on Fire, Crossy Road and Beat Sports, Harmonix's newest game made specifically for the microconsole.
Apple TV's new remote has a few face buttons and a touchpad surface. It also has a built-in mic so you can issue voice commands to the TV via Siri. Indie studio Hipster Whale's Andy Sum showed off the Apple TV version of Crossy Roads. You can check the video below if you want to see this Frogger-inspired game in action along with some of its multiplayer gameplay. Harmonix's Jon Carter also showed up to reveal his studio's first Apple TV game, Beat Sports. The Apple TV's new remote contains an accelerometer and a gyroscope, which the system can read similar to a Wiimote to pick up your motions and integrate them into the game. In Beat Sports, you can swing the Apple TV remote like a baseball bat and the game will pick up your movements.
The new Apple TV will debut in late October and is priced at $149 for the 32GB version and $199 for its 64GB counterpart.
Courtesy of Gizmodo, here's a look at the Apple TV:
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