Microsoft’s Xbox has given a step forward to being the good guy of consoles, as the company announced the upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller, designed for gamers with physical disabilities. The controller has two large programmable buttons and 19 jacks that can be connected to a wide variety of joysticks, buttons, and switches in order to simplify the experience for more people on both Xbox and Windows 10 PCs.
This newly designed controller was announced through an official Xbox launching video following the leaks from earlier this week. The controller is characterized by the wide variety of mounts that may be attached, plus the remapping of buttons customized to the preferences, allowing gamers to play with one hand and one foot, or any way they actually please.
This step forward towards an inclusive gaming experience has proven to be very effective in patients regardless of their disability. The adaptive controller allows any player to simply connect the controller and add a wide variety of adapters and pads so they can enjoy their gaming experience as best as possible.
Features and testimonies
At Craig Hospital, the very first tryout for the Xbox adaptive controller took place, and it proved that the new gadget features a no limit to the variety of adaptations that may simply change depending on the needs of the player.
However, one of the most outstanding features is the Co-pilot feature, which allows 2 local players to play together, so many players can share this experience with their loved ones gaming once again.
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This feature was tested on a gamer named Cory who used to play a lot with his brother Zachary on a regular basis. Following Cory’s unfortunate injuries, this practice was put on hold, but thanks to the adaptive controller this bonding experience may be resumed, and when Corey was asked who he liked to play with in Craig’s hospital he answered “Zack”.
Solomon Romney, a player who was born without fingers was one of the gamers who tried out the adaptive controller, and he was very excited when playing with this new device “I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to whatever I want.”
If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can make the controls fit my body, my desires, and I can change them anytime I want. You plug in whatever you want and go. It takes virtually no time to set it up and use it. It could not be simpler,” Romney said.