Microsoft Announced New Xbox Adaptive Controller, Brings Accessibility For Gamers

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The idea is to make the controller usable with as many disabilities as possible, and the Xbox Adaptive Controller is created to act as sort of a hub that manages the various other controllers it can be attached to.

Recently, a leak made its way on the internet suggesting that Microsoft is working on a new Xbox controller for accessibility and now the company has officially announced the new Xbox Adaptive controller which brings accessibility for all players. Microsoft worked with partners such as AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect and Warfighter Engaged throughout development.

Xbox Adaptive Controller - what is it?

Until now, it's always been an amalgam of aftermarket mods and custom controllers that have enabled them to play video games, but now Microsoft have unveiled an extensible Xbox Adaptive Controller with these gamers in mind. We're looking forward to sharing more about the Xbox Adaptive Controller in a few weeks at E3.

SpecialEffect's Founder and CEO, Dr Mick Donegan, said: "This has been a milestone collaboration for us. Microsoft has a product here that has the potential to help many people globally to enjoy the magic of video games".

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Set to retail for $100, the adaptive controller is affordable, easy-to-set-up and available exclusively at the Microsoft Store. So far, Microsoft has not unveiled when it will go on sale or how much it will cost in the United Kingdom - it has been priced at $99 in the US. We were wondering why is this even an important device as Microsoft already has Xbox controller.

The leakster posted, via the Twitter handle WalkingCat, what looks like a promo image for a new Xbox-branded controller-type peripheral, which is likely for the Xbox One.

The controller itself is created to be simple, based around a rectangular frame and featuring two large circular buttons on its visage.

There are some clues, like how the top of the controller has a series of engraved symbols that stand for all of the different functions of a standard Xbox controller.

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