As we’re always looking for ways to highlight the good in gaming, an important step is being taken in the PlayStation ecosystem with the Access controller.
PlayStation’s new Access controller will launch on December 6th for $89.99 USD/$119.99 CAD/¥12,980 JPY/€89.99/£79.99 (MSRP). Pre-orders will go live on July 21st directly from PlayStation through direct.playstation.com, as well as from select retailers. Pre-orders will also be available through select retailers in other global markets on the same day
The Access controller lets you customize your layout with different button and stick caps in various shapes and designs, operate the controller from any 360° orientation, and connect third-party accessibility accessories using its four industry-standard 3.5mm expansion ports.
According to the latest PlayStation Blog post, there are many configurations capable with the Access controller:
On your PS5 console, there are many settings for the Access controller that you can configure to meet your needs. You can map buttons to create up to 30 control profiles, adjust stick settings, toggle commands on/off, or disable buttons altogether to stop accidental pressing. You can even pair up to two Access controllers and one DualSense wireless controller together and use them collaboratively.
Below is a visual representation of all the pieces that come with the Access controller.
This looks to be a fantastic device and we’re happy to see PlayStation investing in how they can support players with accessibility needs in their ecosystem. We’ll have more on the Access controller in the future!