A few weeks ago, we unveiled the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a first-of-its-kind controller designed for gamers with limited mobility. It was an exciting moment for us, as we have been on a three year journey to develop this controller in partnership with individuals and organizations from around the world including The AbleGamers Charity, The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Craig Hospital, SpecialEffect and Warfighter Engaged. Through the team’s collaboration, we learned more than ever about how controllers have a profound impact on one’s gaming experience and how to enable more fans through inclusive design.
To say we’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the Xbox Adaptive Controller is an understatement. The thoughts and sentiments that our fans shared have been thoughtful, heart-felt and emotionally moving. Introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller to the world has helped reinforce the notion of exactly how powerful inclusion can be—for organizations, for groups and for individuals.
We hope gamers are equally pleased to know that, starting today, pre-orders for the Xbox Adaptive Controller are now available in the following markets:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the United States.
Fans can visit Xbox.com, Microsoft Store online or a local Microsoft Store retail location to pre-order the Xbox Adaptive Controller which will begin shipping in September 2018. Pre-orders in Canada will be available on June 19. We know there are more gamers who can benefit from the Xbox Adaptive Controller in even more countries, and we’re working towards expanding the list of market availability in the future.
There is always more work to be done in making our products and services more accessible. Introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller was a milestone for both Microsoft and for gamers everywhere, and we look forward to seeing new and former gamers join the Microsoft gaming family. We believe this new controller will enable and empower more Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers worldwide.
We’ll have more to share about the Xbox Adaptive Controller in the coming months as we approach the September 2018 release, and look forward to hearing even more fan feedback from gamers everywhere. If you’ve been looking forward to getting your hands on an Xbox Adaptive Controller, pre-order today by visiting Microsoft Store!