New Xbox controller for gamers with limited mobility

May 17, 2018 by  
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Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, revealed in a post yesterday that the company is working on a new controller for gamers with limited mobility.

Called the Xbox Adaptive Controller, it is designed in such a way for easy manipulation by people who struggle to handle traditional controllers, such as two large buttons that “can also be reprogrammed to act as any of the standard controller’s button inputs via the Xbox Accessories app.”

Some features of this new controller include:

  • USB Port for for Right Thumbstick Input
  • Connection Button
  • A variety of 3.5mm jacks for external buttons, thumbsticks and triggers
  • USB-C and DC Power ports
  • USB Port for Left Thumbstick Input
  • 3.5 Stereo Headset jack
  • Xbox, View, Menu and Profile buttons
  • D-Pad
  • Two large programmable buttons

The Xbox Adaptive Controller was made with the help of The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect, and Warfighter Engaged.

The controller will be on sale exclusively through the Xbox Store for $99.99 (approx. £75.00). More information is to be revealed at E3 2018.