Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Xbox controller for accessibility. The controller includes two oversized A and B pads, a d-pad, and the usual Xbox button and navigation controls. Windows Central reports that the new Xbox controller, designed for accessibility, will likely be unveiled at E3 next month. An image of the controller has leaked online thanks to Twitter user WalkingCat.
The leaked image shows what looks like programmable A and B pads, with a three-light LED indicator that we first saw on the second-generation Xbox One Elite controller leak. There are also a variety of inputs at the top that will presumably be used to connect other devices to map Xbox functions to. The controller, codenamed Project Z, also appears to include a headphone jack and USB port. The USB port will likely help accessibility users program the controller for use with Xbox One games or apps. Microsoft is holding its E3 keynote on June 10th this year, so we’ll likely hear more about this new controller in less than a month.