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Microsoft’s New Xbox Adaptive Controller Is Designed For People With Disabilities

By Goran Spasojevic / May 17, 2018

Recently we had an opportunity to witness Microsoft's new projects in various fields. It looks like the company is spreading its branches all over the market in the attempt to innovate and create a unique product.

Earlier this week, Microsoft's new gaming product leaked online. It is the Xbox Adaptive Controller, created specifically for the users with disabilities. This new, customizable controller comes with 19 jacks that can be connected to different devices. Users will be able to use it while playing games on Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller has two large programmable buttons. The 19 jacks on this controller can be connected to any kind of gaming controller, from joysticks to switches and different kinds of buttons.

Not only that a wide range of gaming devices are supported, but also they are very easy to connect to the Xbox Adaptive Controller. The idea is that each player will be able to customize their gaming setup to suit their needs and capabilities.

For example, Solomon Romney, a Microsoft Store learning specialist, who was born without fingers on his left hand, says that he can now customize the controls on the device to fit his body.

This allows him to play games with his feet if he wants to, and enjoy the experience that was previously unavailable to him. The setup process is very easy since all you have to do is plug in the controller and remap buttons in the Xbox's settings.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be available in stores later this year and it will cost $99.99. If you are interested in more details regarding this device's design and development process, you can check the Polygon website.



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