Microsoft announces the Xbox Adaptive Controller

On May 16, Microsoft announced the Xbox Adaptive Controller. The controller will provide support for gamers with disabilities who may not be able to game with the standard Xbox controller. It will be supported on Xbox One and Windows 10.

“At Microsoft, we believe in empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” said Head of Xbox Phil Spencer via the blog Xbox Wire.

 Xbox partnered with various organizations and individual gamers to develop the new controller. "We have had to keep quiet about this for over three years. And so proud of everyone who worked on this project. It was an honor to help @Xbox create such a beautiful new piece of hardware," said Steven Spohn, the COO of one of the consulting organizations Able Gamers. 

Microsoft admits that this is only one step in inclusivity in their technology. “This is only one step along our journey of inclusive design and that we have more work ahead,” said Spencer.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller retails for $99.99 and is set to launch later in the year. Spencer also said that the controller will be shown at E3.