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Xbox Adaptive Controller Has Been Announced By Microsoft

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Microsoft has finally announced what has been rumored a few days ago. Namely, the company announced the launch of an adaptive controller for Xbox specially designed to improve accessibility. The Xbox Adaptive Controller is the company’s newest product for people with mobility limitations, who were struggling to get a controller that could meet their needs at a low cost.

More about Xbox Adaptive Controller

Working with the Xbox family of devices and drivers, the Xbox Adaptive Controller was engineered to help tackle the issues and remove boundaries to gaming by being scalable to the unique requirements of the players with mobility limitations.

The device was created in association with a number of organizations worldwide, including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect, and Warfighter Engaged.

We work closely with Companies and directly with players who have limited mobility to assist in our development. Our goal was to make the device as adaptable as possible so that players can create a configuration that works for them in a way that is plug-and-play, extensible and affordable.

Microsoft

According to Microsoft’s Xbox team, besides implementing regular adaptive buttons, the new Xbox Adaptive Controller has two main big built-in buttons which can be reset to function as any of the default controller buttons via the Xbox Accessories utility.

Xbox Adaptive Controller will be presented at E3 2018

Microsoft worked with two major partners to accomplish the purpose of the device, Logitech’s Extreme 3D Pro Joystick and Quadstick’s Game Controller.

The research work has been carried out for several years, which is an important achievement in the fight against the technology accessibility gap for people with disabilities.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is available exclusively from the Microsoft Store at a cost of $99.99. We will have more information about this new accessibility controller during the E3 2018.