Sony disclosed a new controller for its PlayStation 5 on Wednesday, a gadget called Project Leonardo that targets at bring better availability to gamers on PlayStation. The gadget, which can be coupled with an existing DualSense controller or utilized by itself, is presently in advancement, and also does not have a launch day or cost.
Project Leonardo was constructed, SIE elderly vice head of state Hideaki Nishino claimed on the PlayStation Blog, “to address common challenges faced by many players with limited motor control, including difficulty holding a controller for long periods, accurately pressing small clusters of buttons or triggers, or positioning thumbs and fingers optimally on a standard controller.” The controller consists of “a robust kit of swappable components, including a variety of analog stick caps and buttons in different shapes and sizes,” Nishino claimed.
The brand-new controller consists of extensible switch mapping and also numerous control accounts. It’s additionally expanding, using 4 3.5 mm supporting ports that sustain “a variety of external switches and third-party accessibility accessories. This enables users to integrate specialty switches, buttons or analog sticks with the Project Leonardo controller.”
Sony claims it sought advice from availability specialists like AbleGamers and also SpecialEffect, and also armed forces proficient support system Stack Up, to make the brand-new controller. A video clip presenting the job includes participants from those teams and also programmers from PlayStation Studios, describing even more regarding the controller.
Project Leonardo belongs to a continuous initiative at Sony to bring boosted availability to PlayStation games and also systems. Over the previous years, programmers like Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studio, and also Guerrilla Games have actually included and also repeated upon availability attributes that provide choices for gamers with minimal electric motor control, vision and also hearing specials needs, and also activity level of sensitivity. Last year’s God of War Ragnarök included more than 70 accessibility features that allowed gamers customize the experience to fulfill their demands.
Sony’s brand-new controller additionally aids the PlayStation manufacturer reach initiatives that Microsoft offered Xbox and also Windows COMPUTER in 2018, with the launch of theAdaptive Controller That equipment, which sets you back $99.99, works with a range ofadd-ons and peripherals.