Apple gave more evidence of its push into the gaming realm at the World Wide Developers Conference this week by introducing Controller Forwarding, a feature that expands on the game controller designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad last year.

Controller Forwarding will allow players to use their iPhones with a connected game controller for titles running on an iPad or Mac computer. This also will allow developers to use motion control, their iPhone’s touchscreen and the actual controller’s buttons when playing a video game.

In other game-related content at WWDC, leaders including Epic Games’ founder Tim Sweeney participated in a discussion about the capabilities of Apple’s upcoming “Metal,” a platform that will improve iOS gaming on iPhones.

The Metal API (application programming interface) will allow games to run better than they do with multiplatform API OpenGL, according to Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple.

Apple's Game Center has reached 130 million monthly users.

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