Video Game Assistive Technology
Video Games are a big part of many disabled people’s lives and its importance should not be underestimated. It is perhaps easy to dismiss it as frivolous, but for many it provides purpose and can have a profoundly positive effect on their lives.
Microsoft recently made a significant gesture by introducing the Xbox Adaptive Controller, which allows multiple wired switches and up to two USB devices to be connected and individually configured.
For its part, Pretorian has also risen to the challenge of helping disabled gamers by introducing new features into some of its joysticks to allow them to be used with Xbox Adaptive Controller. The Optima Joystick has been modified to allow it to be switched from its standard ‘mouse equivalent’ functionality to a new ‘gamepad equivalent’ setting, allowing it to be plugged directly into Xbox Adaptive Controller.
Of course all of Pretorian’s Smoothie switches can also be used directly with Xbox Adaptive Controller.
In future, we will be adding the gamepad equivalent feature into more of our joysticks and introducing other products specifically for Xbox, so please visit this page regularly for more information.