Microsoft officially unveils the Xbox Adaptive Controller for accessibility users

Microsoft officially unveils the Xbox Adaptive Controller for accessibility users

While it might nearly be second nature for many gamers to pick up a gamepad and flick sticks, pull triggers and press buttons as they jump around in a first person shooter, there are many gamers who need to play with limited mobility. As the name alludes, not everyone will use the Adaptive Controller the same way.

Following an image leak a couple of days ago showing an Xbox controller with a new and unusual design, Microsoft has formally announced at E3 that it is the Xbox Adaptive Controller and has been designed for gamers with limited mobility. Microsoft has now officially unveiled the gamepad, titled the Xbox Adaptive Controller, featuring modular inputs to ensure everyone can get the same immersive gaming experience no matter their disability. The Xbox Adaptive Controller was made to ensure gamers who may not be able to reach all bumpers and triggers or hold a controller for long period of time can be catered to. "These buttons can also be reprogrammed to act as any of the standard controller's button inputs via the Xbox Accessories app".

The Xbox Adaptive Controller works with the Xbox One console, as well as PCs running Windows 10.

Microsoft has been doing loads of stuff lately to empower people who deserve extra care. We couldn't be prouder to have their support in introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller. Microsoft worked with many organizations around the world in order to make this controller a reality for many disabled people across the globe. Make sure you check out today's feature on Microsoft Story Labs and hear directly from Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie in her blog today to commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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He concluded, "At $99.99 United States dollars and available exclusively through Microsoft Store, the Xbox Adaptive Controller will offer significant value over the customized alternatives that exist today".

Except for the price, Microsoft did not reveal much about the new controller but the company promises that the device will be launching this year with no mention of exact dates and availability.

We'll report back more on the controller as more is known.

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