PlayStation 5 had already announced Access Controller, a pad designed around the theme of accessibility, and now the release date has been announced along with its price. Check out the complete details below.
PlayStation Access Controller Release Date, Price Confirmed
Previously unveiled under the codename “Project Leonardo”, the goal of the PlayStation Access Controller device is to make all video games more inclusive, thus allowing even players with specific disabilities to be able to use the entire PS5 catalog without problems.
Now, via the PlayStation Blog, the Japanese company reveals all the latest information about the Access controller, including the aforementioned release date and price.
The hardware was announced a long time ago, with the first information about its particular capabilities, those related to accessibility, a team on which Sony is focusing a lot even within video games with increasingly present features.
The controller was the result of a five-year journey, Sony reveals, which was undertaken with “organizations and experts to create a versatile controller kit that enables gamers with disabilities to play more comfortably and for longer periods, empowering more players to share in the joy of gaming.”
The PS5 Access Controller will be available worldwide on December 6, with pre-orders launching on July 21, at a suggested retail price of $89.99 USD/$119.99 CAD/¥12,980 JPY/€89.99/£79.99 (MSRP).
Beginning July 21, players residing in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Spain, and the United States will be able to pre-order the Access Controller directly from PlayStation via direct.playstation.com and at selected retailers.
The controller allows you to customize the layout with different thumbsticks and keycaps in many shapes and designs, use it 360° in any orientation, and connect third-party accessibility accessories via the four industry-standard 3.5mm expansion ports.
You can configure different settings for the Access controller on the PS5 console to suit all kinds of needs. It will be possible to map the keys to create up to 30 control profiles, adjust the settings of the sticks, activate/deactivate the controls or deactivate the keys completely to stop accidental presses.
At the cost of stating the obvious, we remind you that the device was designed to work only on PS5. Check out the Access Controller features trailer below.