In June 2022, Razer presented the second version of its popular mobile controller Razer Kishi V2 for Android, which is used to realize smartphone games with console-level control. A new update now comes up with improvements, thanks to which the controller can also be used in games that can actually only be controlled via touchscreen.
Razer Kishi V2 gets touchscreen support
The Razer Kishi V2 significantly improves the operation in mobile games. And yet, there are titles that did not benefit from the controller. Games that could only be operated via touchscreen. Until now, because the manufacturer has now presented a new update that enables the use of the gamepad in exactly these titles.
The new “Virtual Controller Mode” makes it possible to use the Kishi V2 for Android controller to play touchscreen games. Razer’s solution is based on a novel combination of the hardware in the Kishi V2 controller and the software in the Razer Nexus app, where the new firmware update adds the mode.
The update is completely free and is available for download now. It will also be integrated into the Razer Edge Android handheld before the end of the first quarter of 2023, which will be released as early as this week and was detailed at CES 2023.
About the Razer Kishi V2
The Razer Kishi V2 aims to redefine handheld gaming. Thanks to tactile microswitch buttons from the manufacturer’s Wolverine controller, two analog sticks and versatile action buttons – including two multi-function buttons – the aim is to provide an operation that is in no way inferior to that of a gamepad on consoles.
Overall, the Razer mobile controller has a width of 220 mm, a height of 47 mm and a depth of 117 mm. The weight is 284 grams, while the connection is made via USB Type-C.
A wide variety of Android smartphones from version 9.0 of the operating system are compatible. The Razer Nexus app was also released at the same time. It can be used to start installed games, stream them to YouTube or Facebook, and adjust the controller settings.