The Razer Kishi V2 just got even better than it already was, thanks to new support for touch-only gaming. Last year, Razer released the second version of its highly praised Kishi mobile controller. The updated design was not only more comfortable to hold, but also opened up usage to more phones.
This meant that users with devices that had off-center USB-C ports could finally use Razer’s mobile controller. More than that though, the Kishi V2 added mecha-tactile action buttons and two programmable buttons on top next to the triggers. Overall it’s just a really solid follow up to one of the best mobile controllers around. And today, Razer is making the Kishi V2 even better by adding support for touch-only gaming. There is one caveat worth mentioning.
Support for touch-only games is exclusive to Kishi V2 for Android
If there’s a downside to using a mobile controller, it’s that they don’t really work with touch-only games. Or at least, most of them don’t. Some, like ASUS’ ROG Kunai gamepad, offer virtual button mapping. That’s essentially what Razer is offering with Kishi V2 in this update. Although, it only works with the Android version of the driver. Razer doesn’t mention if this will eventually be added to the iPhone model.
But it does state that it will be coming to the Razer Edge (which is included with the Kishi V2 Pro) in Q1 2023. That means the update will arrive before the end of March. If you have a Razer Kishi V2 or plan to go for the Razer Edge, enabling touch-only gaming support is pretty simple.
To get started, you’ll need to update the Razer Nexus app available on the Google Play Store. Once you have installed or updated the app, go to settings and enable the “Virtual Controller Mode” option. After that, you just start a game and then set up the controls using the on-screen overlay. And that is.
A quick note worth mentioning is that this feature is still in beta. That does not mean that you will run into any problems. But don’t be surprised if you do. And if you don’t already have a Razer Kishi V2, you can pick one up here.