Xbox Adaptive Controller Announced

"At Microsoft, we believe in empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our CEO, Satya Nadella, has spoken about how essential it is that we push the boundaries of what technology can do in a concerted effort to be inclusive of everyone around the world."

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Team_Litt153d ago

I wish they'd had a demonstration video with this announcement because I cannot wrap my head around just how it works.

Cobra951153d ago

Thanks for those, especially the Engadget video (2nd one). Great concept for impaired gamers. If it looks like a normal controller to the system, it should work well with Windows PCs too.

Azure142153d ago (Edited 153d ago )

It seems to work as some kind of interface for getting things like pedals and other types of ease of access accessories to input specific functions, like making a pedal map to a trigger or a buzzer to 'B' on a controller. It uses 3.5mm jacks to attach these accessories to the top of the controller.

TheCommentator152d ago

The fact that it's modular means that any particular need the individual may have can be met simply by choosing the right module, and new modules can be made to improve accessibility over time. Super smart design, and I'm glad MS chose to work with so many organizations and end users to get things right!

alb1899153d ago

It is just a very nice move from MS. Thanks for not let anyone behind.

Neonridr153d ago

when I first saw the thumbnail for the controller I thought it was a DJ accessory, I was like "how is this adaptive?". Then I watched the video... nice move by MS. Ensures everyone has the right to play games, regardless of their condition.

2pacalypsenow152d ago

It looks like a hot plate lol

Neonridr152d ago

@2pacalypsenow - it definitely does, no joke.

Neonridr153d ago

very cool, and a nice way to ensure more people get to play games.

Emme152d ago

Why do they all spoil E3 ? I mean, wouldnt that have been THE place to announce that thing ?

TheCommentator152d ago

They did the same thing with the 1X last year before E3.

rainslacker152d ago (Edited 152d ago )

As great as this is of MS, this has limited appeal to the mainstream. E3 conferences are essentially a mainstream event, so they don't really delve too deep into this stuff in conferences.

Hopefully they'll have some on the show floor though so the media can see how it works better, and report on it more. That's why it makes sense to announce it early, so journalist can know about it ahead of time, and plan to spend some time with it for their articles.

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