PlayStation has released a new nine-minute video detailing the creation of its accessible play solution, the Access Controller, in which it explores the design story behind this new hardware which is launching on December 6th this year.
The video is a great watch with insight into how PlayStation consulted with the community and expert groups on what they key challenges were that it had to solve in an accessible controller, and how the design team had to confront their own assumptions and get it wrong over many prototypes and tests to get to where it is today.
It’s especially interesting seeing how the packaging for the Access Controller bucks Sony’s own packaging trends in order to offer a more approachable unboxing experience.
Check out the video below:
The Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit for Access Controller
Along with new looks at the creation, and packaging of the PlayStation Access Controller, the first added accessory kit was also revealed, developed in collaboration between SIE and Logitech. The Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit for Access Controller adds extra, customisable plug and play buttons that can be arranged in any way on a slip mat or easily mounted to suit a diverse range of needs.
These extra buttons plug straight into the four 3.5mm expansion ports on the Access Controller, which is an industry-standard connection and will allow players to plug in a range of third-party buttons, switches and other accessories. The kit will be available starting January 2024.
All up, the kit will include:
8 plug-and-play buttons and triggers, including two small buttons and two large buttons that feature gaming-grade mechanical switches, two light-touch buttons, and two variable trigger controls. Easily configure them on your PS5 console to suit your gaming needs.
Firm gaming mats with a hook and loop system that let you freely lay out buttons and triggers to fit your unique needs.
Velcro ties to maximize mounting options, such as attaching buttons and triggers to objects like arm rests.
Custom stick-on labels of PS5 symbols so you can easily mark your buttons and triggers for seamless gameplay.