Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Research | By Raquel Erickson

New Xbox Controller Designed Around Accessibility Leaks Ahead Of E3

New Xbox Controller Designed Around Accessibility Leaks Ahead Of E3

It's expected Microsoft would have announced the new controller at E3, but it's possible an official reveal could be coming soon thanks to this leak. The controller has two circular buttons that are similar to the touchpad found on the current generation of touchpad controllers. 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. It appears to be aimed at those relying more on touch than on sight. This makes the Microsoft Store at least a little more comparable with the likes of Steam, GoG, or Origin - though we doubt anyone is still going to want to use it. On Xbox One, gift recipients will receive a system message with a clickable redemption button.

Microsoft promises additional expansion into other forms of gifting in the future, including paid-for PC and Xbox One applications. Look a little closer and you can spot a USB port and 3.5mm jack on the left hand side of the controller.

Bleeping Computer has contacted Microsoft regarding this controller but they do not have any comment at this time. The design of this new controller is inspired by a smartphone form factor.

As you can see from the picture posted above, this new controller has very big programmable A and B buttons. But unfortunately, the feature came with a limitation on which game you could gift.

Would this controller transform the gaming experiences of someone you know?

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