Back in May, Microsoft took the wraps off the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a new accessory to make gaming more inclusive for those with disabilities. We’ve since seen the company highlight the accessible packaging for the controller, and today, it has been announced that the Xbox Adaptive Controller is officially available for purchase.
You can find the Xbox Adaptive Controller for $99.99 at both the Microsoft Store and GameStop Online. The controller feature 19 3.5 mm jacks for plugging external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks. The most prominent feature, though, is its two giant programmable buttons, and symbols along the top side to help gamers with disabilities find the right ports.
Other features on the controller include USB ports on the right and left sides for thumbsticks, and USB C and DC power ports. It is those features and design which makes the controller special, as explained by Gabi Michel, Xbox Adaptive Controller Program Manager.
“The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a product that was ideated and pioneered with inclusivity at its heart. We iterated on and refined it through close partnership with gamers with limited mobility and fan feedback, as well as guidance and creativity from accessibility experts, advocates and partners…”
You can learn more about the peripherals and other hardware available for the Xbox Adaptive Controller by visiting this link here. You also can check that same link for more general information about the new controller and the story behind its creation.
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