Microsoft announces the Xbox Adaptive Controller ahead of E3 2018

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Xbox Adaptive Controller
Image Courtesy: Microsoft.com

Ahead of E3 2018, Microsoft today announced the all-new Xbox
Controller designed for accessibility. It’s likely that
Microsoft will showcase the Xbox Adaptive Controller
to the world at the E3 2018 gaming conference.

Microsoft Xbox Adaptive Controller is an Xbox controller
designed for people with disabilities. As you can judge from
the above image, the controller has a design which would make
gaming easier for players with disabilities. Microsoft says it
has two large programmable buttons, and the company has
also included 19 jacks.

The 19 jacks allow gamers to connect joysticks, buttons, and
switches for the best gaming experience. The controls make it
easier for people to play games.

“I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive
Controller to whatever I want,” says Solomon Romney, a
Microsoft Stores retail learning specialist in Salt Lake City,
Utah.

“If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can
make the controls fit my body, my desires, and I can change
them anytime I want. You plug in whatever you want and go. It
takes virtually no time to set it up and use it. It could not
be simpler,” adds Solomon Romney, a Microsoft Store employee
who was born without fingers on his left hand.

Microsoft says that the Xbox Adaptive Controller will
allow players to built a setup that works for their
capabilities and needs. The peripherals, joysticks,
buttons, and switches make the controller the all-in-one
solution for almost all players.

Microsoft has been working to make gaming and Xbox more
inclusive for everyone, and Xbox Adaptive Controller is a
step forward.

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller will be launched
later this year for $99.99. It will be available for purchase
later this year and more information could be announced at E3
2018 gaming conference.

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella recently hinted that the company
is serious about the development of Xbox platform. In the past
few months, Microsoft pushed several updates to Xbox devices to
improve the gaming experience. Recently the software giant
also launched a new site called Xbox Ideas to collect
feedback from the gamers.



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