microsoft has unveiled an xbox adaptive controller opening up the world of gaming to a wider range of people with disabilities. the customisable device uses two large buttons and 19 jacks and can be connected to various other devices including joysticks, buttons, and switches depending on the accessibility of the user.

xbox unveils adaptive controller for players with disabilities

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we designed the xbox adaptive controller through feedback from the accessibility community,’ says james shield, a member of the microsoft marketing team.a gamer can game with one hand and one foot or one hand and their shoulder or even one foot and their chin.’




the xbox control is designed with various body parts in mind, allowing gamers to alter their remote in a way that suits them. as reported by polygon the device will retail for $99 and will go on sale later this year.

xbox unveils adaptive controllers for players with disabilities