Microsoft presents modular Xbox controller for disabled

Microsoft has announced its Xbox Adaptive Controller. The flat controller is intended for users who can not handle a normal controller due to a physical disability and can be extended with all kinds of accessories.

The flat controller has two large flat programmable buttons, but on the back is also a whole row 3.5mm connections, where separate accessories from third parties can be connected to simulate buttons. This makes it possible to connect personalized controllers and buttons, which can be operated with a foot or mouth for example.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller is suitable for the Xbox One console, but can also be used in combination with a PC . Microsoft has developed the hardware in collaboration with organizations such as the AbleGamers Charity and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. Microsoft also has disabled gamers involved in the development.
It is possible to use the Adaptive Controller in cooperation with a regular controller with the already existing copilot function . Two controllers are linked to one virtual copy and two players can play a game together.
Microsoft is going to sell the Xbox Adaptive Controller later this year for $ 100. A euro price has not yet been announced. The company has put a extended blog online with stories of disabled gamers and examples of how the controller can be used.