Time and time again, Microsoft's Adaptive Controller has proven to be a fantastic bit of kit. We've seen a number of cases where it has given people the chance to play their favourite games when they otherwise wouldn't have been able to, and this particular example is sure to lift up your gloomy Monday.
Rory Steel has shared this short clip to social media, showing off how a combination of Microsoft's controller and his own craftsmanship has helped his daughter Ava to enjoy The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. You can see it for yourself below; Rory explains that the buttons and sticks on Ava's controller are mapped to the individual ports on the back of Microsoft's gadget.
A huge well done to everyone involved here, from the developers at Microsoft all the way down the line to Rory himself. Games should, of course, be there for everyone to enjoy equally and it's wonderful to see something hit the market which works towards that so well.
Have fun, Ava! Breath of the Wild's a cracker.
That's so cool. Bless her
Awesome. No one should be forced to miss out on a passion like this because of a physical disability. Great piece of kit and great work all round!
This was wonderful. Bless.
She's so happy it melts my ice cold heart!
@sixrings She’s playing Breath of the Wild...
Wow. There’s something not quite right about about you.
@Kneppy18 @Markiemania95 Don't feed the troll and just put him on your ignore list!
Thanks for sharing this! 💫
This project needs a lot more attention than it currently gets ^^
It's a shame so little people actually know about MS's adaptive controller solution.
So yeah, thanks for sharing this, everyone else spread the word and show folks that the physical entry barrier they might be facing may not be as steep as it may seem at first sight ^^
Saw this on twitter last night, so, so sweet. That smile lights up the world.
Awesome. Great job. She seems so happy.
Does the adaptive controller work with the Switch by default or does it need some kind of third-party adapter?
@Kneppy18 I can't find the comment. What did sixrings say this time? I don't need an exact quote if it got deleted by a mod.
Basically that NintendoLife shouldn’t report on anything Microsoft and he/she didn’t care about someone with a disability (at least that’s what I took from the comment)
Edit: you need a special third party attachment to make the controller work with switch
Damn these onions. Damn them to hell.
Wonderful simply wonderful.
Very cool. I'd love to see the Adaptive controller able to be sold a lot cheaper than it is. I realize it's a matter of fairly low sales potential and high manufacturing costs, and to a degree, high pricing to catch in on the medical spending/insurance frenzy fad at the moment for institutional buys. But in general it's a really cool product that's waaaay too expensive for most people that would benefit from it to actually be able to buy it.
This warms my cynic, (c)old heart...
So sweet. Bless her.
@Kneppy18 that's not what I wrote. I sarcastically suggested that this site should only be Nintendo based because God knows if you're a Nintendo fan you can't be a Microsoft fan. As a former xbox, 360, one, and future series x owner I think Microsoft does lots of good including this project. It just seems on here you have to be a Nintendo fan and that's all. I'm happy someone with disabilities gets to play videogames and I'm sorry that's what you gathered from my comment.
Despite my cross platform love (it's not my fault Nintendo's always a generation behind) and my small Nintendo collection of every Nintendo console including a couple arcade cabinets minus virtua boy, I am not a monster.
Too many feels!
This is absolutely great. Her happiness is inspiring.
Too beautiful for words
How far a parent can go to make their children happy
The more accessibility the better for the Switch developments and implementation to those who are disabled. I for one want them to enjoy what the rest of us take for granted on a Daily basis.
This is awesome.
As I recently lost use of my left side and games like this became beyond me its good to see moves afoot to make them available again.
The joy on that girl's face is so genuine! Way to go Dad!
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