Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sci-tech | By Brandy Patterson

Microsoft formally announce the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft formally announce the Xbox Adaptive Controller

"The Xbox Adaptive Controller connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible". Microsoft worked with many organizations around the world in order to make this controller a reality for many disabled people across the globe.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller was made in collaboration with several organisations including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect, and Warfighter Engaged.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller - or XAC - will cost $99. "With so many factors to be considered - comfort, safety, positioning, equipment selection and mounting - this first-party product provides a terrifically versatile and effective way of connecting our game setups to the console".

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You can see the alleged peripheral above.

"Creating complex game control setups for people with severe disabilities takes time, care and specialist expertise", said Dr Donegan. More recommended partner devices can be found here.

Spencer went on to say that Microsoft has been working on the Xbox Adaptive Controller for "years" already-and it may not be the last piece of kit that Microsoft creates with inclusivity in mind.

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Photos of the new device leaked online earlier this week but Microsoft unveiled it officially through their blog. The company will talk more about this device at E3 which will take place in just a few weeks away.

Rumours were doing the rounds on the internet that Microsoft might come with a new kind of Xbox controller called Xbox Adaptive Controller.

Meanwhile, don't forget to check out Ability Week at Microsoft Store locations starting Tuesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 2, a five-day experience of events that showcases hearing, vision, mobility, and cognitive assistive technologies that empower people with accessibility needs.

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