Man makes Xbox Adaptive Controller work on Nintendo Switch

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A British man has gotten an Xbox Adaptive Controller working on a Nintendo Switch. This Adaptive Controller is intended for gamers with disabilities and basically only works on the Xbox One or in combination with a Windows 10 PC.

Rory Steel, the director of the Digital Jersey Academy, shows in a video on Twitter how he used the Xbox Adaptive Controller to let his daughter play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch. Despite her limitation, she can now play on Switch just like friends, he describes on Twitter.

Steel says it’s only a first draft. His daughter plays The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on an apparently homemade board with large buttons and two joysticks in the middle, which quite a few cables are looped through to an Xbox Adaptive Controller. He said he had completed this project in a weekend.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a modular, flat controller with two large programmable buttons, with a zipper on the back of 3.5mm jacks to connect third-party accessories, with which buttons can be simulated. The controller has been on the market since September 2018 and Microsoft is specifically targeting gamers with disabilities.

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