Microsoft also describes a setup using RAM Mounts with connected buttons lets you use your leg to control gameplay, as they form a sort of brace around your leg.
"For gamers with limited mobility, finding controller solutions to fit their individual needs has been challenging". "The fact that they are able to mass produce this device and make it very affordable for the average gamer is just incredible".
The new controller was supposedly developed in consultation with a range of charities and not-for-profit organisations, including AbleGamers and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, and is created to support a variety of plugs and common inputs for accessibility. In addition to working with common adaptive switches that gamers with limited mobility may already own, it has two large buttons built in.
Accessible Gaming with the Xbox Adaptive Controller Accessible Gaming with the Xbox Adaptive Controller
On the back, you'll find 19 3.5mm jacks that map to all the inputs you'll find on a standard controller, like the triggers, action buttons, joysticks, and directional buttons.
Rumours were doing the rounds on the internet that Microsoft might come with a new kind of Xbox controller called Xbox Adaptive Controller. This has been a passion project for people around the world, both inside Microsoft and beyond.
For Steven Spohn, a volunteer who also serves as the chief operations officer of Washington, D.C. -based AbleGamers, the creation of the Adaptive Controller presents a possible game-changer.More news: Ride of Silence pays tribute, spreads awareness
The Xbox Adaptive Controller will release later this year at $100. "On our journey of inclusive design, we have taken a wider view of our fans and a more inclusive approach to designing for them".
The Adaptive Controller will be exclusive to the Microsoft Store and will be priced at US$99.99.
At $99.99 United States dollars and available exclusively through Microsoft Store, the Xbox Adaptive Controller will offer significant value over the customized alternatives that exist today. "The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be launching later this year, and we'll share more information soon about pre-order availability".More news: Shirebrook-born World Cup victor Ray Wilson dies aged 83
It's great to see a hardware maker thinking this way about making its products more accessible to a wider audience. A specialized controller for those unable to play video games due to mobility issues.More news: OnePlus 6 to launch in India today