Microsoft Announces New Controller For Disabled Gamers

By Luke Plunkett on at

As leaked earlier this week, Microsoft has officially unveiled its new control system that's designed specifically for those with limited mobility. Through a base unit and add-ons, it will make playing Xbox One games a lot easier for those who might struggle with the current controller.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller features a large white base unit, which has a few buttons and large pads on it, but the real meat comes from the back of the controller, which has room for a ton of extra joystick and button inputs that can be fully customised via both their plugs and an app.

Here’s a video showing the controller in action:

It’ll be out “later this year”, Microsoft say. If you want to read up on the design process behind the controller, Microsoft has a huge blog post up that’s a good read.