Microsoft has announced the launch of an Xbox adaptive controller. The device has been designed in a way to enable games approachable and affordable to players who might not be able to reach all the bumpers and triggers or hold a controller for an extended period of time, said the company.
In a blog, Microsoft acknowledged that there are some custom made solutions but those are not affordable.
“Our goal was to make the device as adaptable as possible, so gamers can create a setup that works for them in a way that is plug-and-play, extensible, and affordable. In addition to working with common adaptive switches that gamers with limited mobility may already own, it has two large buttons built in. These buttons can also be reprogrammed to act as any of the standard controller’s button inputs via the Xbox Accessories app,” said Microsoft.
The Windows maker said that the device was in the making for many years and that it will share more info about the controller at the upcoming E3 show.
The Xbox adaptive controller is priced at $99.99 USD and will be available exclusively through Microsoft Store. Microsoft will launch it later this year.