The PlayStation 5 Access Controller’s official release date and pricing have been announced by Sony. Users of the PlayStation 5 will soon be able to pre-order this innovative and adaptable design, which will be particularly helpful to gamers with impairments.
Accessibility can be a major deterrent for people who want to get into gaming, hence there has been an increase in efforts to make gaming environments more accessible to players with impairments. Developers of video games frequently incorporate tools to aid players who experience epilepsy, color blindness, light sensitivity, or other visual or perceptual difficulties. However, hardware design is primarily responsible for accommodating physical difficulties. As a result, developers created devices like the Xbox Adaptive Controller and the future PS5 Access Controller.
On December 6, Sony will formally introduce its PlayStation 5 Access Controller, which has been in development for five years. Although real costs may vary depending on the retailer, the controller will have an MSRP of $89.99 USD or its local equivalent. Customers who want to guarantee they receive their PS5 Access Controller on launch day also have the opportunity to pre-order starting on Friday, July 21st.
Cool Features of Access
Users may change buttons on the new PlayStation 5 controller, which has a joystick and a circular keypad, to create a variety of setups. Each kit also includes a base, 19 button caps in various sizes and shapes, and 23 detachable tags that players can use to indicate which input corresponds to which instruction. The PS5 Access Controller can save up to 30 different control profiles, and users may even assign numerous functions to a single button if they so want. Additionally, players can move the joystick around and choose from three different stick caps.
Users can customize the PS5 Access Controller with third-party sticks and other add-ons that are sold separately, utilizing the four 3.5mm AUX ports. It can pair with even more PlayStation 5 controllers. Users can connect one PS5 DualSense wireless controller and up to two PS5 Access Controllers to a single machine. Players can also utilize the Access Controller on a flat surface or a mount that follows the AMPS layout. Its spherical shape allows the controller to be used in any 360° orientation.
On July 21, pre-orders start taking place in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Portugal at 10 a.m. local time. Select stores and direct.playstation.com both accept preorders. Other customers can pre-order it that day, although Sony hasn’t released the precise times.
On December 6, 2023, the PlayStation 5 Access Controller will be available.