Xbox Adaptive Controller confirmed, available this year


These include support for PDP's One-Handed Joystick for the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Logitech's Extreme 3D Pro Joystick, and Quadstick's Game Controller, and there are further partner devices on a list that can be found here. Microsoft worked with many organizations around the world in order to make this controller a reality for many disabled people across the globe. There are a USB port and a 3.5 mm audio jack on the left side visible, as well, which indicate that this accessory can be connected to other peripherals like keyboards and headsets.

Xbox Adaptive controller is a device targeted to the people who don't have the luxury to use their hands like normal people.

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

We work closely with Companies and directly with players who have limited mobility to assist in our development.

Called the Xbox Adaptive Controller, the device is meant to be an easy-to-use and affordable way for gamers with limited mobility to play the games standard gamepads have so long created barriers to.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller has been developed through partnerships with charities such as The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, SpecialEffect, Warfighter Engaged and Craig Hospital. Microsoft designed the controller in a way that everyone "can create a setup that works for them in a way that is plug-and-play, extensible, and affordable".

Spencer says the Adaptive Controller "has been years in the making" and is a "passion project".

The Xbox Adaptive Controller will launch later this year and will be available exclusively through the official Microsoft store for $99.99. Make sure you check out today's feature on Microsoft Story Labs and hear directly from Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie in her blog today to commemorate Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

While this design is one that looks to cater to accessibility, the Xbox Elite Controller, also known by the codename "Spider" according to sources, will also offer a few improvements on the standard Xbox One controller.