Leaked image of a new Xbox Controller designed for accessibility spotted

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The first thing that stands out are the two large, raised buttons that comprise most of the controller.

There's no telling if this is an actual product or just a concept, but Windows Central reports that Microsoft could likely reveal this new controller at E3. However given that gamers come in all shapes and sizes, it is clearly not a one-size-fits-all solution, but the good news for Xbox One gamers is that it looks like Microsoft could have something in the works. On Xbox One, gift recipients will receive a system message with a clickable redemption button.


A three-light LED seems to suggest that some of the functionality could be customizable, and a USB port on the side might make programming relatively easy for users.

Considering the design and features, Microsoft is less likely to replace a standard Xbox controller, instead, this one will be offered separately and interested users have to buy it separately by paying additional amount.


Back in April, Microsoft, as well as Facebook, received the Helen Keller award, which recognizes individuals and organizations who through their efforts expand the possibilities for people who are blind or visually impaired. It's too early to tell for sure, though.

One of the most requested features for the Xbox One's digital storefront was being able to gift games to your friends. You can check the leaked image of the controller at the top of this news. If this leak proves true, the accessibility-minded controller option could open up Xbox One games to an even wider audience.


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