Microsoft’s latest gamepad for Xbox to make gaming easier for differently-abled
BI India BureauMay 17, 2018, 08.39 PM
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Microsoftunveils new Xboxgamepad titled Adaptive Controller.
- Adaptive Controller is easily customizable to the
- The new gamepad priced at $99.99 will be available for pre-order soon.
If you’re a ‘90s kid, you’d remember playing the ‘Prince of Persia’ or the ‘Road Rash’ on your desktop computers and if you’re still into gaming, you would know how drastic the changes have been in the
As game developers marvelled in creating
Microsoft, the technology giant, however, gave this a serious thought. And now, that thought has culminated in a new Xbox gamepad called the Adaptive Controller, accomplishing the objectives of a project that began in 2014.
This welcome move by Microsoft proves that market leaders, indeed, care for the differently-abled.
The Adaptive Controller has more than 20 inputs on its top side. This is to make it easier to connect to the existing devices and thereby enabling the player to make more use of the new controller.
In the introductory video Microsoft made, an enhanced direction pad, a foot pedal and other additions and is said to allow players to play using “one hand and one foot, or one hand and their shoulder, or even one foot and their chin.”
The controller buttons on the Xbox controller have now been reduced to a few menu buttons, a direction pad, and two black, hand-sized pads. The gamepad design shows that Microsoft realised that the best way to help the differently-abled gamers is to give them enough options to customize the controller.
The internal battery of the controller is supposed to deliver 25 hours of wireless play. The Adaptive Controller can be charged using a USB-C cable.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be available exclusively through the Microsoft Store at a price of $99.99 and will be soon available for pre-order.