Microsoft unveils the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft unveils its clever new Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities

"For gamers with limited mobility, finding controller solutions to fit their individual needs has been challenging". As the name suggests it's designed for accessibility and targets gamers with limited mobility.

Microsoft is trying to make gaming more accessible with its upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller, which lets you plug in an array of peripherals that players with limited mobility can use more easily than a standard gamepad. The controller features large programmable buttons and connects to external devices such as switches, buttons, joysticks, and mounts, to help make gaming more accessible for everyone. We can't wait to see more of it in use! The Xbox Adaptive Controller is headed our way.

Microsoft collaborated with charities including The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, SpecialEffect, and The AbleGamers Charity to research its user base.

The device has been developed as a collaborative effort alongside various gaming charities, including SpecialEffect, an organisation that catres to helping those with disabilities enjoy video games.

The 3 LED lights just above the directional pad are also very similar to that of the Xbox Elite Controller, an update to the standard Xbox One controller that has been leaked recently.

Devices that will work with the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Strangely, their learnings for the new controller came from one that was launched for pros, the elite controller.

Spencer continued, "The Xbox Adaptive Controller has been years in the making, though we realize that this is only one step along our journey of inclusive design and that we have more work ahead".

Xbox Adaptive Controller Price - how much is it?

He knew what he had to do to win the battle, but with his missing fingers he simply wasn't able to manipulate the controls in the way the game demanded, despite hours of trying.

You can read all about the Xbox Adaptive Controller over at Xbox Wire, along with a letter from Xbox head Phil Spencer.

Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller will only available exclusively through the Microsoft Store for $99.99, with more information set to arrive at this year's E3.

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