Evolution Controllers, the brain child of founder Matthew Hefferon, recently went to the ever-poplar Kickstarter to fund their new all-in-one controller, the Drone. The Drone is a pretty impressive controller, allowing you to connect it to pretty much any device you might feel the need to game on, as long as it supports Bluetooth. That means everything from tablets to phones, from Ouya (all four of you still playing that little guy) to laptops, are compatible. There are even hints that the open source nature of the Drone means it either does, or at least has the potential to, work with the Oculus Rift.
The Drone is pretty small, measuring roughly 2.6in tall, 4.7in wide, and 1.0in deep, but has a pretty interesting looking button layout. The face buttons, d-pad, and analog sticks are positioned with standard fare, but the top bumpers have been moved slightly inward towards the center of the controller and the rear triggers are basically in center mass on the back. I will say it looks better built, more accessible, and just like an all around better value than most mobile controller options I’ve come across.
Evolution Controllers is asking a reasonable $30,000 in its Kickstarter campaign, and at the time of this writing they have already raised just shy of $29,000 with 23 days to go. You can check out their Kickstarter for yourself here.
We’ve reached out to Matthew and Evolution Controllers for a possible interview about the Drone and to see if we can’t get our hands on one of these bad boys for some hands on impressions. Stay turned to Free For All for more coverage of the Drone and for all the latest in gaming!