Rumor: Microsoft Is Working On An Accessible Xbox One Controller
An image has surfaced of an almost completely flat Xbox One controller. According to rumors, Microsoft is working on an entirely new controller specifically aimed towards people with motoric disabilities, so that they can still enjoy Xbox One titles via this more accessible gamepad instead of the regular Xbox One controller.
An image of the flat controller was leaked by the Twitter user Walking Cat. We can clearly see two extremely large buttons, and the controller could even resemble a turntable. The two buttons are assigned to A and B, although it’s unknown if these could be assigned to the other two face buttons as well. Aside from these two large buttons, the controller features a D-Pad, the Xbox-button, and Menu buttons as well. It appears the micro-USB port and a headphone jack are positioned on the left side of the device.
It is being reported that the top of the controller, above the two face buttons, is touch-sensitive. It features a number of different symbols which represent Xbox One functions. Using the touch controls could make navigating the Xbox interface more accessible for some users, and it’s likely that these can be assigned to other controller buttons as well.
According to Windows central, the LED that is positioned above the D-Pad features three different colors just like the one found on the leaked refresh of the Xbox One Elite controller, which indicates that this accessible controller has three different program modes.
It’s still unclear if this image is accurate or even if the accessible Xbox One controller will release, but the upcoming E3 gaming conference will definitely provide some clarity.