Microsoft develops adaptive Xbox controller for disabled gamers

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Microsoft has developed a new adaptive controller for its Xbox console which is aimed at gamers with limited mobility and will enter the market later this year.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is built differently to the standard controller, and comes with two large, central buttons plus a number of attachment slots on the top.

Gamers can essentially create their own custom controls set-up which will allow them to use the controller in their preferred way.

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The controller has been developed alongside The AbleGamers Charity as well as a number of other disability groups, in addition to gamers who have limited mobility.

Microsoft said: “For gamers with limited mobility, finding controller solutions to fit their individual needs has been challenging.

“The solutions that exist today are often expensive, hard to find, or require significant technical skill to create. 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.”

Until now, players have had to work with charities to have their traditional controllers adapted to meet their needs.

Recently, Muscular Dystrophy UK published a report calling for more to be done for to include disabled gamers.

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