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Microsoft Announces New Controller For Gamers With Disabilities

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Microsoft has a new control system on the way designed specifically for those with limited mobility, which through a base unit and add-ons will make playing Xbox One games a lot easier for those who might struggle with the current controller.

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The Xbox Adaptive Controller features a large white base unit, which has a few buttons and large pads on it, but the real meat comes from the back of the controller, which has room for a ton of extra joystick and button inputs that can be fully customised via both their plugs and an app.

Here’s a video showing the controller in action:

It’ll be out “later this year”, Microsoft say, and will cost $100. If you want to read up on the design process behind the controller, Microsoft has a huge blog post up that’s a good read.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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necrosdante
Necros Dante

That’s pretty awesome. You can bet though non disabled gamers are going to find a way to use this just because of how modular it is