Following on from details leaked earlier this week regards a new Xbox controller expected to be launched by Microsoft. Today Microsoft has officially unveiled the new Xbox Adaptive Controller revealing that the new Xbox controller will be launching later this year. Check out the announcement trailer below to learn more about the features and functionality of the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
The Xbox controller is equipped with two large programmable buttons and 19 ports that can be connected to a wide range of alternative peripherals such as joysticks, buttons, and switches to expand the available inputs on Xbox and Windows 10 PC systems. Microsoft explains more, “Create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours. Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller features large programmable buttons and connects to external switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to help make gaming more accessible.”
“Solomon Romney, a Microsoft Stores retail learning specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been gaming with the new controller for a few months. Romney, who was born without fingers on his left hand, moved some controls that were difficult to navigate to the Xbox Adaptive Controller through a mix of software remapping and adding switches that he changes depending on the game. Using the device in combination with his Xbox Elite Wireless Controller allows him to play in ways he previously couldn’t.”
The Xbox Adaptive Controller will cost $99.99 and will be available to purchase later this year. Unfortunately, no news on worldwide availability has been announced as yet by Microsoft, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.