Razer Kishi V2 and Nexus' Virtual Controller Mode update introduces touch-screen remapping for Android

Razer Kishi V2 and Nexus' Virtual Controller Mode update introduces touch-screen remapping for Android
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Today, Razer has released a major update for the Android version of the Razer Kishi V2 and its companion app, Razer Nexus. The change introduces a new feature called Virtual Controller Mode, and it's pretty exciting. Why? Because it enables you to use your Kishi V2 to enjoy touch-screen games.

It's a big deal, meaning that the number of games you can play with a controller increases massively. That means the likes of Garena Free Fire and Genshin Impact are now playable with a controller on Android. These are just two examples, of course. In theory, any touch-screen-only game is now controller compatible. Although, naturally, not every title will work as well as others.

The feature is available now for Razer Kishi V2 and will roll out to the Razer Edge sometime in Q1 2023. The Razer Edge itself is set to launch on January 26. If you're unfamiliar, check out our recent article that dives into its potential. In short, it's shaping up to be a formidable player in the mobile gaming realm.

But back to the Virtual Controller Mode update for Razer Nexus. Personally, I'm looking forward to trying out the latest update over the coming weeks and finding games where the experience benefits from the new Virtual Controller Mode. Plenty of games work fantastically with touch-screen controls, but I often find myself wishing they offered controller support.

If you've been using your Razer Kishi V2 controller without the Nexus app, now might be a good time to try it out. It's available for free, without any subscription fees to worry about. As mentioned, the latest update comes at no cost, meaning you can start playing your favourite, formerly touch-screen-only games with a controller.

Beyond the Virtual Controller Mode, the Razer Nexus app allows you to stream on YouTube or Facebook. It also acts as a launcher for the games already installed on your phone and lets you customise your controller settings.

Looking for some great games to play with your Kishi? Check out this list of controller-compatible shooters
Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen brings both a love of games and a very formal-sounding journalism qualification to the Pocket Gamer team.