Today, Google unveiled its gaming streaming service called "Stadia." While a lot of details like how much it'll cost or what games will be priced at weren't announced, the company did say that the Xbox Adaptive Controller will work with the service. It's great to see that Google is supporting it right off the bat.
Many months ago, Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities. According to the company, the accessory allows various different peripherals to attach to its numerous ports, providing options for those who have limited mobility. On top of the controller lie two large programmable buttons, alongside quick access to the "Xbox," "Menu," "View," and other key inputs. What makes this controller truly unique is along the rear. There are nineteen 3.5 mm jacks, hooking the console into an existing ecosystem of accessible buttons and other input devices.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller is a tangible example of Microsoft's company-wide efforts, and they'll hopefully encourage other companies to follow suit. Gaming is truly the great unifier, bringing together people from all over the world to share in mutual joy, and Microsoft and its partners are trying to make sure nobody gets left behind.
The Xbox Adaptive Controller is available on the Microsoft Store for $100.
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