Microsoft's new Xbox controller will support the needs of people with range of disabilities
Microsoft has said that it will launch an Xbox controller later this year that has been specifically developed to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
The Xbox adaptive controller can be customised and will support a range of disabilities. This will make video games more accessible. It will be sold across the world on Microsoft digital stores.
The traditional Xbox controller is not designed to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility. The new controller aims to solve these issues. The controller features two large buttons on the face, which can be operated with hands, elbows or feet.
It can be placed on the player’s lap, on a table, or on the floor, allowing for a number of control options.
The device is wireless and powered by an internal battery. It also comes with its own optional power supply. There are mouth-operated quadsticks, controllers designed for quadriplegic players that use a sip and puff tube for inputs.
There is a headphone socket and, on the base, a set of mounting ports. These allow players to fix the controller to a tripod.