PlayStation Launches Sign-Ups for Access, Its All-New Accessibility Controller

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PlayStation has announced that PS5 users can now sign up for news updates and pre-order availability for the Access, an all-new accessibility controller kit that was designed to help players with disabilities play games more easily, more comfortably, and for longer periods. Originally revealed at CES this year as “Project Leonardo,” the controller is unique for its circular shape and swappable buttons and stick caps, which allow users to create different layouts to suit their needs. The PlayStation Access can also be oriented 360 degrees or secured to an AMPS mount or tripod.

PlayStation Access Controller Features

  • Analog stick caps (standard, dome and ball stick cap)
  • Button caps in different shapes and sizes, including:
    • Pillow button caps
    • Flat button caps
    • Wide flat button cap (which covers two button sockets)
    • Overhang button caps (which benefit players with smaller hands as they are positioned closer to the center)
    • Curve button caps (which can be pushed if placed along the top or pulled if placed along the bottom of the controller)
  • Swappable button cap tags for players to easily mark which inputs they map to each button

From a PlayStaton.Blog post:

On the PS5 console, players can select their preferred orientation for the Access controller, map different inputs to the various buttons, toggle buttons on or off, or even map two different inputs onto the same button. They can also create and store their favorite control profiles for different games or genres (such as “combat” or “driving”).

Alongside new details on the Access controller, we’re excited to share a video today that highlights ongoing efforts across our product development and PlayStation Studios teams to make gaming accessible for more players on PS5. Hear from team members around the world about the work they’re doing to expand gaming accessibility on PS5 through our upcoming Access controller, console UI, and games.

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