Mainstream console gaming just got a lot more accessible, with word from Microsoft that its Adaptive Controller is now on sale to the general public. Microsoft worked with charities such as The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, AbleGamers and Special Effect to design the device, which allows people with limited mobility to create a custom control set-up that works for them.
It's not so much a traditional controller as an input hub that can be connected to foot pedals, single-hand joysticks, additional buttons and more using standard USB and 3.5mm ports. Hardware partners such as Logitech, RAM and PDP are also creating add-ons for the device. The result not only earned praise and plaudits from the games industry when it was revealed at E3, but has also been chosen by the prestigious V&A museum in London for its collection of "contemporary objects reflecting major moments in recent history that touch the world of design, technology and manufacturing".
The Adapative Controller is available now for $99.99 and works with both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs.