Last year, Microsoft created a bold new peripheral called the Xbox Adaptive Controller, allowing those with accessibility needs to get in on the gaming action. To further build on that, Logitech G is getting into the game.
The company has announced the Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit, which is available for purchase here for $99.99. It works with the Xbox controller with a “large assortment of buttons and triggers with gaming-grade components,” according to the press release.
Logitech worked alongside the Microsoft Inclusive Tech Lab and a number of accessibility groups on the kit, including AbleGamers and SpecialEffect.
“The Xbox Adaptive Controller opened up gaming to people with disabilities all around the world,” said Jenny Lay-Flurrie, chief accessibility officer at Microsoft. “With the addition of Logitech G’s Adaptive Gaming Kit, we’re excited to see that impact continue to grow. It’s never been more important to design through the lens of disability and push the boundaries of what technology can do to be inclusive of everyone around the world.”
The kit comes with three small buttons and three large buttons, along with four light touch buttons, two variable trigger controls, configurable game mats with a hook and loop system, and custom labels and velcro ties.
“The Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit is designed to be the perfect companion to the Xbox Adaptive Controller, giving gamers the necessary tools they need at a more affordable price point,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of Logitech Gaming. “It also supports our commitment to inclusivity and diversity in gaming, because fundamentally we believe that life is more fun when you play, and everyone should be able to experience the joys of play.”
Steven Spohn, chief operating officer for AbleGamers, also commented on its accessibility. ““The goal of AbleGamers is to find a way for people with varying abilities to play video games. Everyone's needs are different, and the Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit delivers a wide range of configuration options to make gaming a possibility for all. We appreciated the opportunity to work closely with Logitech G on the design of this kit and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”
Check out this video to see how the kit came together. Those interested in buying it can do so over on Logitech’s page. It will also be available at Microsoft stores and other locations later this month.