Microsoft launches adaptive Xbox controller for gamers with disabilities

Mindy Sparks
May 18, 2018

Microsoft released a short video this week featuring the upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller, which is set to be released release later this year.

The new Xbox Adaptive Controller features big and easily identifiable buttons, USB ports, an oversized directional stick for easy movement and 19 different ports for connecting various accessories for extending the facility of customization. Our CEO, Satya Nadella, has spoken about how essential it is that we push the boundaries of what technology can do in a concerted effort to be inclusive of everyone around the world. "We have been on a voyage of the comprehensive plan, which celebrates and draws motivation from individuals who are regularly ignored in the run of the mill configuration process".

In contrast to the small and densely packed Xbox standard controller, it has two large buttons and a smaller D-pad built into a flat tray. The left side has a USB port for left thumbstick input and a 3.5mm stereo headset jack.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be available for United States dollars $99.99 with AU prices to be announced soon.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller was developed in partnership with organisations including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect, and Warfighter Engaged.

Microsoft enrolled the assistance of gamers with restricted versatility for contribution to the controller's advancement.

"We'd already been doing our own things for a Few years earlier that, Making custom flexible things for combat veterans, and it was sort of a struggle for even the simplest alterations, requiring essentially taking a control aside", Warfighter Engaged creator Ken Jones stated.

Instead of beginning with a rundown of particular restrictions and turning in-house designs free, the venture group broadened the extent of difficulties and arrangements by including gamers with changed inabilities.

The controller is designed specifically to make gaming more accessible to those with limited mobility.

I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to whatever I want.

The news comes as the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK has released a report saying more needs to be done to help disabled gamers.

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