Apple held a live event in California today to announce several new products; as a part of this event, they showed off a remote peripheral for the new Apple TV. The Apple TV remote features an accelerometer, gyroscope, and a touch surface; it can be held horizontally to play games on the device like a standard controller or vertically to take advantage of motion controls. Apple announced that games like Hipster Whale’s Crossy Road, which you can check out in the video above, and Harmonix’s Beat Sports, which you can get a look at below, will support the device. Many are comparing the device to Nintendo’s Wii Remote controller, since it features a very similar set of control schemes.

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