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PlayStation Has Named Its Accessibility Kit The Access Controller And Given A First Look At The UI

It's looking great.

PlayStation has divulged a few more details of its fantastic, upcoming accessibility controller kit, originally dubbed “Project Leonardo” when it was revealed at CES earlier in the year and now simply called the Access controller.

Aside from revealing the name, PlayStation has provided a heap of new images of the Access controller, as well as screenshots of the planned UI on the PS5. Much like what’s available for the DualSense Edge, the PS5 UI for the Access allows players to change button assignments, adjust sensitivity, set the orientation that they’re using the Access in – with support for 360 degrees of rotation and the ability to secure it to an AMPS mount or tripod – as well as pair up to two Access controllers and one DualSense to be used as a single virtual controller.

In the new images you can see some of the hardware features like the four 3.5mm AUX ports for attaching specialty third-party switches, buttons and joysticks, the adjustable analogue stick distance, mounting ports, and 360 degree rotation of the main button array.

Each PlayStation 5 Access controller will include:

  • 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
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The company has also set up a new web page for the Access controller, where interested players can registers for updates on the controller’s availability and pre-orders.

Lastly, PlayStation has shared a 6-minute video highlighting their ongoing efforts between product development and the work of their PlayStation Studios teams to make video games accessible to as many PS5 players as possible. It’s well worth a watch, so check it out below: