Google Stadia Will Support Xbox Adaptive Controller At Launch
At GDC 2019, Google announced its upcoming gaming streaming platform, called Google Stadia. The company didn’t dive too deeply into the particulars, promising simply that users will be able to enjoy a low latency experience with a vast array of video game options. While Google does have an official controller for Stadia, it was also revealed that it would be fully compatible with the Xbox Adaptive Controller at launch.
The confirmation was made by Google during GDC, revealing that Google Stadia will be compatible with many other controller options including the Xbox Adaptive Controller. The latter is certainly a special case, though, as it represents the pinnacle of inclusivity and design for those that have disabilities and/or physical limitations.
Coming in at a retail price of $99, the Xbox Adaptive Controller sports a wide array of 3.5mm jacks that allow users to plug in other input devices and accessibility options, while still offering standard controller options such as a d-pad, the Xbox button, and other programmable options. The fact that the controller will be compatible with Google Stadia isn’t necessary a surprise, though it is entirely welcome given how much of a beacon of hope it represents for gamers with disabilities.
Those looking to purchase the Xbox Adaptive Controller can do so right here.
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