The $99 Xbox Adaptive Controller is designed to help gamers with disabilities play games however they can. An array of 19 customizable ports lets players plug switches, buttons, pressure sensitive tubes and other gear in the base and control any function a standard controller.
An array of accessories which plug into the new Adaptive Controller enable gamers to customize the controls however they like - the X button may be a foot pad, or the Y button may be a mouth-operated control.
"We're coming up on 2 billion people playing video games on this planet," Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox team, said last week. "As an industry, when you start to hit that kind of impact act in terms of the broad base of people that interact with your art form, I do think we have a social responsibility."