Microsoft has launched an Xbox Controller outlined for the gamers with the limited mobility. According to the Microsoft statement, the Xbox Adaptive Controller will take into account the needs of the gamers who wouldn’t be able to hold the needs of the gaming controllers for the long duration of the time or is unable to reach to all the unnecessary buttons.
The new Controller comes up as the Company has made an effort to be more available for all the gamers. Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, Jenny Lay-Flurrie explained that the Xbox Adaptive Controller was outlined for the gamers with the limited mobility that permits the gamers to create a custom controller experiences which will meet the needs of the people with various disabilities.
Flurrie further talks about the feedback they are receiving from the people with the disabilities and are joining with the gamers to build an easily accessible controller from the scratch. He thinks that all this will help to make huge differences for the gamers of all the abilities, which will connect more games than before.
At the end of 2018, the Xbox Controller will be introduced in the Microsoft Store and it will cost $99.99. Phil Spencer, Xbox boss said that they are looking for the more innovative device at E3 which is in the next month.
Spencer further said that their goals were to make the device (Xbox Controller) adaptable, to make the gamers create a startup that will work exclusively for them in a way that is plug-and-play, extensible, and affordable. Microsoft has worked with many companies like The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, The AbleGamers Charity, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect, and Warfighter Engaged while designing the Controller.
Moreover, working with the common adaptive switches that have the gamers with the limited mobility has own and has the two large buttons to set. These buttons were reprogrammed to act as any of the standard controller’s buttons, which inputs via the Xbox Accessories App.
For the new Xbox Controller, the device will work with the other inputs like PDP’s One-Handed Joystick, Logitech’s Extreme 3D Pro Joystick, and Quadstick’s Game Controller.
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