Sony Reveals Access Controller Aimed At Supporting Disabled Players

Previously codenamed Project Leonardo, Sony has now unveiled their new Access controller for PS5 aimed at supporting disabled players.

First announced earlier this year at CES, the Access controller is a highly-customisable controller aimed at assisting disabled gamers. Alongside the announcement of its name, Sony has also revealed what functions will be available for the kit. 

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Sony’s Access Controller Functions

The reveal of the controller coincides with May’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Sony aims to make gaming accessible for all their players and this new kit is a step in the right direction. 

Designed alongside accessibility experts, the Access controller features swappable buttons and stick caps so players can create layouts that work for them. These layouts can assist with strength, motion and physical needs. It can also be secured to a tripod for extra support.

The controller will also include four 3.5mm AUX ports that will allow players to add their own speciality switches, buttons or analog sticks. 

UI Layouts

The UI will also be completely customisable. You will be able to set the controller’s orientation, assign buttons, adjust stick sensitivity and even map two different inputs to the same button. 

Screenshot showing the controller orientation options for the Access controller on PS5
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You will also have the ability to pair up to two Access controllers and one DualSense wireless controller together. This will “allow players to mix and match devices or play collaboratively with others,” according to the official blog post.

Toggle mode will also be available allowing players to adjust their buttons the same way they would with a caps lock key. This cancels out the need to hold down buttons to perform certain actions.

Although there is no release date for the Access controller yet, it doesn’t look like we will have to wait much longer. 

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