Software giant Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Xbox controller for accessibility. The company’s new controller, according to the company, would include two oversized A and B pads.
Microsoft’s new Xbox controller
The new Xbox controller has also a d-pad, and it would also include the usual Xbox button and navigation controls. A report from Windows Central revealed that Microsoft’s new Xbox controller is specifically designed for accessibility.
The same report hinted that the software giant would likely unveil the new Xbox controller during the conduct of E3 slated next month. In fact, prior to the unveiling, an image of the controller has surfaced online as posted by Twitter user WalkingCat.
A quick check of the leaked Xbox controller shows what obviously looks like programmable A and B pads. The controller has three-light LED indicator, which was exactly the same as that of the second-generation Xbox One Elite controller leak.
Also, the new Microsoft Xbox controller features a variety of inputs at the top which would presumably be used to connect with other devices and to map Xbox functions as well. In case you don’t know, the controller has been codenamed Project Z and it also appeared that it would include a headphone jack and USB port, among others.
By having a USB port in the controller, it would likely help accessibility users program the controller for use with Xbox One games or apps.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is slated to hold its E3 keynote on June 10th this year. This means that we would be hearing more about this new controller very soon.