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Microsoft Announces the Xbox Adaptive Controller for Players With Limited Mobility

A new controller to open gaming to disabled players.

News by Matt Kim, .

Microsoft officially announced a new controller system designed for those with limited mobility. Called the Xbox Adaptive Controller, it's more accurate to call this a base system in which add-ons can help gamers with specific mobility assistance.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a white slab-like controller, the same one that was leaked earlier this week. However, that was only the tip of the iceberg. The large pad is customizable with two large pads with programmable controls, a D-pad, a Xbox home button, and two select buttons. But the ports on the base system also allows for extra joysticks, buttons, and other controls to be added-on for even more flexibility.

Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft says that the Adaptive Controller will be out "later this year," and will cost $99.99. Microsoft released a full blog post on the history and design process for the controller which is very much worth a read.

I think this is a phenomenal idea, and amazing concept that will hopefully open up gaming to a far larger audience, and maybe potentially lead to some really cool possibilities for all gamers. The customization, accessibility, and flexibility of the Adaptive Controller is something the gaming community needs.

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  • Avatar for jhonsnow650 #1 jhonsnow650 5 days ago
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  • Avatar for Hoolo #2 Hoolo 5 days ago
    When I first saw the leak, I could not fathom how this adaptive controller would work. I still don't understand, but that's not important. The fact that it works is enough for me, and the knowledge that this exists is just amazing. I hope Sony and Nintendo and whatever other relevant companies are taking notes here, because this is what we should be working towards.

    What a great video. Microsoft is really doing some amazing things this generation.
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  • Avatar for Fourfoldroot #3 Fourfoldroot 5 days ago
    Wow, that's a lot more money than I expected. Does that 100 include all the possible add ons or just the base unit?
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