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Microsoft is introducing Xbox Adaptive Controller for players with disabilities

This opens up endless possibilities for people with disabilities and gaming.

  • Published: May 17, 2018 5:18 PM IST
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Microsoft has just taken a big step towards exploring new frontiers with players that have disabilities. It has just announced a new Xbox Adaptive Controller that will help people with disabilities take active part in the gaming world.

The device was leaked earlier this week by Twitter user WalkingCat, and now Microsoft has confirmed the device. The device is all set to have two large programmable buttons along with 19 jacks that can be connected to several different joysticks, buttons and switches that will make things easier for people with various kinds of disabilities play games on both Xbox and Windows 10.

Solomon Romney using the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Solomon Romney, who is a Microsoft Store learning specialist born with no fingers on his left hand on Microsoft’s own blog post says, “I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to whatever I want. If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can make the controls fit my body, my desires, and I can change them anytime I want. You plug in whatever you want and go. It takes virtually no time to set it up and use it. It could not be simpler.”

With this device Microsoft seems to have concentrated on the customizability that will help them built a controller that will help them game the best in their condition. Though it may not be the answer when it comes to most games but the potential is truly endless with the help of Xbox’s system-level button remapping.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be priced at $99.99 (Rs 6,770 approx)and will go on sale later this year.

  • Published Date: May 17, 2018 5:18 PM IST