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Accessible Xbox One controller leaked

15 May 2018

Microsoft seems to be developing a new Xbox One controller specifically for accessibility. An image was released on Twitter by perennial leaker h0x0d showing off a unique rectangular controller with Xbox branding on it. Windows Central is now reporting that the controller is real, and will potentially be officially revealed between now and E3.

The prototype above doesn't resemble a normal gamepad at all.

The controller itself features oversized A and B buttons, along with several impressions near the top which appear to represent different functions, as well as an LED light which might indicate you can program it with different modes.

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The controller also has the standard Xbox logo command button which turns the console/controller on and off, the two navigation buttons, and a d-pad.

The side of the controllers looks like it has a a USB port and a headphone jack, which you can see below in the closeup image.

Head over to the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, your Xbox One, or online, navigate to the product that you would like to purchase, select Buy as Gift, and enter the email address of the gift recipient.

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We'll report back more on the controller as more is known. It's too early to tell for sure, though.

Bleeping Computer has contacted Microsoft regarding this controller but they do not have any comment at this time.

So this latest leak of a possible new Xbox controller for accessibility may not come as a big surprise. It's certainly heartwarming that Microsoft apparently noticed that the Elite controller helped make its games more accessible.

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Along with the games listed above, you'll also receive a one-month trial of Xbox Game Pass (effectively giving you access to over 100 downloadable games), and a 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold.

Accessible Xbox One controller leaked