Microsoft makes a gamepad for gamers with motor impairments

By: Igor Nikitin | 15.05.2018, 17:47
Microsoft makes a gamepad for gamers with motor impairments

Among gamers there are people with impaired motor functions, and, for obvious reasons, standard controllers do not suit them. Some gaming companies are trying to solve this problem. For example: Nintendo added 8 "Smart Management" to Mario Kart, which helped the 4-year-old girl, with a lack of coordination, to play the arcade with Mario, and now Microsoft has decided to help such gamers.

What is known

The Twitter user with the h0x0d nick has posted an advertising image of the new controller for the Xbox. Just looking at the gamepad, you know that the average gamer, it does not come in handy. Journalist WindowsCentral said that the controller is designed for players with "difficulties". In The Verge , the code name for the device is Project Z.

The controller case was made rectangular, and the standard keys Back, Start and d-pad were taken to the top. Attention is drawn to the lack of "X, Y, A, B" and two large buttons that occupy 80% of the case. Perhaps they will be programmable under the paternity of action. The controller also has LED indicators, as on the Xbox Elite V2, which show the selected mode. At the same time, it can be a touchpad, a la Steam Controller. To the left of the gamepad is a headphone jack and a USB port.

When to expect

In WindowsCentral told that the gamepad will be shown on the E3 2018. In the same place, we will be told the details and scenarios of using an unusual controller. The Microsoft conference will be held June 10 at 23:00 in Kiev.