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This New Xbox Controller Is Designed for Players With Disabilities

This is super cool. Microsoft has announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller designed for people with disabilities to play their games. The device has a hub of sorts featuring two large buttons, but then it spins off into a bunch of jacks that can be connected to joysticks and switches and other buttons tuned to the player’s specific capabilities.

Instead of trying a one-size-fits-all approach, Microsoft went for something customizable so players can fit their own needs. It’s a smart idea given the range of abilities the controller needs to fit.

Solomon Romney, a Microsoft Store learning specialist born without fingers in his left hand, said in The Verge: “If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can make 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.”

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The controller will reportedly cost $99.99 and will go on sale later this year.

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