Many of us don’t think twice when picking up a game controller and getting busy, but for some people it isn’t that simple. Xbox have stepped up to provide a new ‘Adaptive Controller’, in hopes of bringing gameplay to just about everybody.
Designed to be easy to set up, the controller has been created for gamers with limited mobility, and was developed via partnerships with the likes of The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, SpecialEffect, Warfighter Engaged and Craig Hospital, along with Xbox community members.
Set to be available later this year, the device will be able to be connected to external buttons, switches, joysticks and mounts, giving – in tandem with the Xbox controller’s button remapping functionality – gamers with a wide range of physical disabilities the ability to customise their setups for both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC play.
Here’s a more just-the-facts look at how the controller is set up…
For more back story on how the Xbox Adaptive Controller came about, visit Microsoft’s site here.