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Xbox Adaptive Controller for Players With Disabilities Officially Revealed

Xbox Adaptive Controller for Players With Disabilities Officially Revealed

Recently, Microsoft revealed the new Xbox Adaptive Controller. You can check out the introductory view down below, which details the features and various functions of the controller and how it works. 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.

Earlier this week, images of what appeared to be a more accessible Xbox controller emerged online.

There's no information on when the controller will be available at this stage, but Microsoft has confirmed it will be available online via the Microsoft Store and that it will retail for $99.95 United States dollars. Our goal was to make the device 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,"Spencer's post reads".

The Xbox Adaptive Controller has a large rectangular design for use on a person's lap, with two large programmable buttons designed which users can interact with using their hands, elbows or feet.

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The controller has been worked on with assistance from AbleGamers, Warfighter Engaged, SpecialEffect, Craig Hospital and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Then he hopped into the racing game Forza Horizon 3 and began playing one-handed just as well as anyone I'd seen using a traditional controller.

As I discussed at the annual DICE conference in February, when we truly design for all, we help make the world more equal.

SpecialEffect's Founder and CEO, Dr Mick Donegan, said: "This has been a milestone collaboration for us". What do you make of the peripheral and its accessibility? "With so many factors to be considered - comfort, safety, positioning, equipment selection and mounting - this first-party product provides a terrifically versatile and effective way of connecting our game setups to the console".

Called the Xbox Adaptive Controller, the device is meant to be an easy-to-use and affordable way for gamers with limited mobility to play the games standard gamepads have so long created barriers to.