Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Microsoft formally announce the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft formally announce the Xbox Adaptive Controller (video) Microsoft Announces Xbox Adaptive Controller For Disabled Gamers
Frank Williams | 17 May, 2018, 12:00

It is highly customisable, with nineteen 3.5mm input jacks and two USB ports, which will be able to receive most specialist input devices right out of the box. The solutions that exist today are often expensive, hard to find, or require significant technical skill to create. We worked closely with them and directly with gamers who have limited mobility to assist in our development.

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. Previously it launched a co-pilot control scheme that lets you access certain elements of the game while someone else manages the rest.

Microsoft has worked with various charities and community groups, as well as disabled gamers, when designing to the controller to come up with the ideal design to help open up gaming to even more people. Thankfully, Microsoft has made a new controller that will make it easier for some disabled people to finally play games again. The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be launching later this year, and we'll share more information soon about pre-order availability.

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

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Spencer continued, "The Xbox Adaptive Controller has been years in the making, though we realize that this is only one step along our journey of inclusive design and that we have more work ahead".

More about the controller's genesis can be found over at Microsoft's Story Labs, and the official Microsoft Store listing.

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

We'll likely have to wait until E3 2018 to see if the controller is officially announced.

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