Microsoft is releasing an all-new Xbox Adaptive Controller to meet the needs of players with disabilities, who have previously required custom solutions. This input device sports two large buttons on its face, which can be operated with hands but are also large enough for players to control them with their elbows or feet as well. The rear boasts a row of 3.5mm ports for adding inputs and buttons to represent features on the traditional controller as well as giving players a personalized experience tailored to them – adding a foot pedal or other touch-sensitive switch to give the device more functionality, etc. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
“The Xbox Adaptive Controller is wireless and charged via a USB-C connection. It also has an optional power supply to accommodate add-ons, such as mouth-operated quadsticks used by quadriplegic players who can ‘sip and puff’ to draw a significant amount of power. The controller is also compatible with Windows 10 PCs. The Xbox Adaptive Controller will launch later this year for $99 and will be available through Microsoft’s digital stores,” reports Yahoo.