In mid-May, Microsoft introduced the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a controller designed for players with limited mobility. Now, the company reported that some regions can already reserve this controller.
Although it does not yet have an accurate release date, we know that the Xbox Adaptive Controller will cost $99.99 USD and shipments will begin as of August 2018. Reservations are now available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. There is still no date for the rest of the countries of America, but it is possible to import the controller from the Microsoft Store.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller has large programmable buttons and connects to switches, buttons, mounts and external joysticks to make the game more accessible, however, these peripherals will be available separately. Microsoft has not revealed more information about it.
During the presentation, the company said that the Xbox Adaptive Controller was developed for 3 years with people and organizations from around the world such as The AbleGamers Charity, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect, and Warfighter Engaged. The goal of launching this controller is that people with some disabilities may have the opportunity to play on Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs.
Finally, Microsoft said it will reveal more information in the coming months, before the release of Xbox Adaptive Controller in August.