Microsoft Announced New Xbox Adaptive Controller, Brings Accessibility For Gamers

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

A few days ago, an image for an interesting new controller design for Xbox One appeared online, suggesting that Microsoft was providing a way for people with limited mobility to play their favorite games. We worked closely with them and directly with gamers who have limited mobility to assist in our development.

The device is as adaptable as possible so gamers can create a setup that works for them in a way that is plug-and-play, extensible, and affordable.

The Xbox Adaptive controller aims to bring accessibility for all gamers especially for those who are not able to use the traditional controller by allowing for connection between different buttons and joystick as the controller is highly customizable and the level of customization for this Xbox adaptive controller is quite impressive. As the name alludes, not everyone will use the Adaptive Controller the same way. Two large buttons can easily be reprogrammed through the Accessories app to function as any of the standard Xbox buttons. "The Xbox Adaptive Controller connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible". We couldn't be prouder to have their support in introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

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.

Microsoft has been doing loads of stuff lately to empower people who deserve extra care.

Microsoft unveils its clever new Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities
Xbox Adaptive Controller will be launching this year for $99.99

Microsoft says that the device came together with advice from gamers as well as accessibility advocates, and with efforts at hackathons that it held in 2015 and 2016.

At $99.99 Dollars and available exclusively through Microsoft Store, the Xbox Adaptive Controller will offer significant value over the customized alternatives that exist today.

The Adaptive Controller isn't available for sale just yet, but the official Microsoft store page is already up, and you can keep track of it here.

Meanwhile, don't forget to check out Ability Week at Microsoft Store locations starting Tuesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 2, a five-day experience of events that showcases hearing, vision, mobility, and cognitive assistive technologies that empower people with accessibility needs.

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