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New Xbox Adaptive Controller Announced

New Xbox Adaptive Controller Announced

The Xbox Adaptive Controller was made to ensure gamers who may not be able to reach all bumpers and triggers or hold a controller for long period of time can be catered to.

You can see the alleged peripheral above. Further still, you can check out CNET's video above to hear Spencer speaking directly about the Xbox Adaptive Controller and Microsoft's social responsibility to help support gamers. The pad itself can be hooked up to various external switches and mounts, allowing it to be customized so that it can cater to different groups of people experiencing different types of difficulties.

The Adaptive Controller will be exclusive to the Microsoft Store and will be priced at US$99.99. It was developed in partnership with organizations around the world, including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect, and Warfighter Engaged. This also included a large number of gamers with accessibility needs who work with and through these organisations.

We'll report back more on the controller as more is known. Our goal was to make the device as adaptable as possible, so gamers can create a setup that works for them in a way that is plug-and-play, extensible, and affordable,"Spencer's post reads".

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According to Microsoft's Xbox team, besides implementing regular adaptive buttons, the new Xbox Adaptive Controller has two main big built-in buttons which can be reset to function as any of the default controller buttons via the Xbox Accessories utility. As suspected, it has remappable buttons and a series of 3.5mm jacks that will support a range of accessible controller options.

The controller will likely be on hand during this year's Xbox Fanfest and looks to be a remarkable way to bring players into games.

We'll likely have to wait until E3 2018 to see if the controller is officially announced.


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