Sony Unveils Its First Accessible Controller
Designed to remove barriers to gaming and help players with disabilities play more easily, more comfortably and for longer periods on PS5.
Sony announced the project at CES 2023, aiming to make gaming more accessible to a broader audience.
PlayStation Blog: Through conversations with accessibility experts and incredible organizations like AbleGamers, SpecialEffect and Stack Up, we’ve designed a highly configurable controller that works in tandem with many third-party accessibility accessories and integrates with the PS5 console to open up new ways of gaming. It is built to address common challenges faced by many players with limited motor control, including difficulty holding a controller for long periods, accurately pressing small clusters of buttons or triggers, or positioning thumbs and fingers optimally on a standard controller.
The company created Project Leonardo to address the “common challenges faced by many players with limited motor control, including difficulty holding a controller for long periods, accurately pressing small clusters of buttons or triggers, or positioning thumbs and fingers optimally on a standard controller.” stated SIE senior vice president Hideaki Nishino on the PlayStation Blog.
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