The Nintendo Switch is well on its way to be the Japanese company’s most successful console yet, and naturally, those who managed to get their hands on the system have started experimenting with it. One of the most interesting tricks they discovered is with the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers. Turns out, they work with Windows PC, Mac, and even Android devices.
According to Nintendo Actu – a French Nintendo fan site – the Joy-Con is recognised natively on both Windows PC and Android. However, the site noted that there are issues with latency on Android; it’ll be interesting to see if all Android devices also suffer from the same problem.
On macOS, the pairing procedure seems to be very simple too: software engineer Sam Williams wrote on his Twitter that the Joy-Con controller can be paired with the operating system directly without any third-party program.
Although the Joy-Con is identified as a Bluetooth controller on Windows PC, The Verge noted that games won’t be able to recognise the controller’s button arrangement without the JoyToKey app, which isn’t really a big issue. After all, the fact that the Joy-Con controllers work with another operating system natively is very good news.
Hopefully, developers will figure out a way to take advantage of the Joy-Cons’ unique two-part construction and combine the two controllers in games that could benefit from it. We imagine it wouldn’t take too long before the community gets to this.
(Source: The Verge)