A new Xbox controller designed to help people with disabilities could soon be on the way. Images of the controller have leaked on Twitter ahead of the annual E3 conference. You can see the proposed design below. Microsoft insider Jez Corden of Windows Central backed the image with a report. That report says the controller is aimed at giving Xbox players with “accessibility needs” a better experience.


Microsoft has done a lot of work this year to make their products more accessible. Earlier this year, they received the Helen Keller Award from the American Foundation for the Blind. Microsoft has made great strides in improving technology for the blind. Another one of the companies achievements includes helping a former NFL player, Steve Gleason, who has ALS, by updating Windows 10 to be controlled by eye movement.

 When can we expect an official announcement?

WindowsCentral says the controller should be officially announced between now and E3. Microsoft’s E3 briefing is on June 11th. There should be a lot more E3 announcements coming in the next few weeks, so keep checking back for more information.


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Katie has been playing video games since she was about ten, starting out destroying her older brother at Jet Moto on the original PlayStation. Now she evolved to to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Katie is a student at Boise State University and a digital news producer for a local company. In her free time, you can find Katie inhaling coffee by the pot and playing Overwatch.