Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller is a fantastic piece of hardware as it gives gaming greater accessibility to many people who would have far more trouble gaming without the accessible options. If everything goes according to plan, we could also get such a controller from Nintendo in the future, which we can even use cross-platform.
Is a Nintendo Adaptive Controller in the works?
Mentioned that ex-Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé, as part of the promotion for his new book, gave a little out of the box. (via Nintendolife). Reggie verbatim:
“Imagine an adaptive controller that you can use with your Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo console. We worked on this three years ago. My hope is that the effort hasn’t stopped.”
With his exit in 2019, it’s unclear whether Nintendo is still pursuing plans to develop an Adaptive Controller that we can use for all gaming platforms these days. In order to provide some clarity, we have contacted the Japanese company and will update you as soon as we receive more information.
More accessibility news on GamePro:
This is Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller
Xbox One – Microsoft introduces Adaptive Controllers for accessible gaming
Since 2018, people with limited mobility can use Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller on current Xbox consoles and PCs. The pad is equipped with additional connections and buttons, which can also be freely assigned.
For more detailed information, take a look at Melanie Eilert’s practical test here on GamePro. Melanie lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which means she is wheelchair bound and can give you an expert opinion on the pad.