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Update: Microsoft has confirmed the Adaptive Xbox Controller via a lengthy post on Xbox Wire. The controller will be available later this year and priced at $100 USD, exclusive to the Microsoft Store.
The controller has been worked on with assistance from AbleGamers, Warfighter Engaged, SpecialEffect, Craig Hospital and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. As suspected, it has remappable buttons and a series of 3.5mm jacks that will support a range of accessible controller options.
To make the Xbox Adaptive Controller a viable solution for the widest possible range of gamers with limited mobility, we’ve worked closely with third-party manufacturers to support external inputs which can be plugged in to the new controller,” Microsoft’s Phil Spencer wrote.
“These inputs include PDP’s One-Handed Joystick for the Xbox Adaptive Controller, Logitech’s Extreme 3D Pro Joystick, and Quadstick’s Game Controller. We couldn’t be prouder to have their support in introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller.”
Original story: An accessible Xbox One controller has allegedly been leaked.
The controller, leaked by Twitter’s WalkingCat, has two large pads that are likely able to be remapped as needed, a d-pad and an LED design believed to be incorporated into a new, rumoured iteration of the Xbox Elite controller. The peripheral also appears to sport a USB port and 3.5mm audio jack.
You can see the alleged peripheral above.
We’ll likely have to wait until E3 2018 to see if the controller is officially announced. What do you make of the peripheral and its accessibility?
We’ll report back more on the controller as more is known.