Xbox Adaptive Controller


Microsoft is due to launch its Xbox controller specifically designed for those with disabilities and reduced mobility later this year – and now, has redesigned its packaging so that it can be opened as simply as possible. The adaptive controller is customisable with gamers’ existing assistive aids to allow anyone to play games. his means those with reduced hand mobility can plug in their own buttons, joysticks and switches to mimic a standard controller, allowing them to play any video game, and can customise each aid to do certain tasks such as make a character jump, run or shoot, rather than relying on pressing specific buttons on the standard Xbox controller. Microsoft has now also thought about how the company will package the product. Integrated loops and hoops have been added to the cardboard box to enable the controller to be removed easily, says the company. The start guide is explained in four diagrams on one sheet of A4 paper, rather than a lengthy, text-based booklet.