Sony Reveal PlayStation 5 Access Controller Release Date

PS5 Access Controller
PS5 Access Controller

Brace yourselves, gamers, because Sony’s all set to revamp your gaming universe with its PlayStation 5 Access Controller. Engineered specifically to break down barriers for gamers with disabilities, this fresh, customisable wonder is up for grabs through pre-orders sooner than you think!

PlayStation 5 Access Controller: A Leap Towards Inclusive Gaming

Let’s get real. Accessibility issues in the gaming world are as common as power-ups in a Mario game, and they are a significant hurdle for those itching to grab that controller and dive into virtual reality. While game developers have put forth substantial efforts to include features that aid gamers suffering from epilepsy, colour blindness, light sensitivity and other such visual snags, the realm of physical disabilities has been largely overlooked.

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That’s where groundbreaking gadgets such as the Xbox Adaptive Controller and now, the upcoming PS5 Access Controller, come into the picture.

Five years in the making, and Sony’s PlayStation 5 Access Controller is finally ready to hit the markets on December 6th. Brace yourself for an explosion of customisation, all at an MSRP of $89.99 USD, or your local equivalent (prices might vary with different retailers, of course). But, if you’re the kind of player who loves to get their hands on fresh tech ASAP, the pre-order option for the PS5 Access Controller opens its gates on Friday, July 21st.

Customising Your Game: The Versatility of PlayStation 5 Access Controller

The new PlayStation 5 controller is essentially a mix of a joystick and a circular keypad. But here’s where the fun begins: players can swap buttons around to create a myriad of configurations. The kit is a treasure trove with nineteen button caps of all shapes and sizes and 23 removable tags for players to map inputs and commands.

You can even assign multiple functions to the same button, with the controller able to memorise up to 30 different control profiles. The customisation extends to the joystick too, with options to tweak its position and choose from three varied stick caps.

PlayStation 5 Access Controller

The PS5 Access Controller isn’t just eye candy – it also includes four 3.5mm AUX ports to spice up the user experience with third-party sticks and accessories sold separately. And it’s sociable too, allowing you to pair it up with other PlayStation 5 controllers. Specifically, you can sync up to two PS5 Access Controllers and a PS5 DualSense wireless controller into a single system.

Whether you want to play on a flat surface or prefer a standard AMPS patterned mount, this controller has got you covered. Its round design ensures operability from any 360° orientation. Xbox just recently announced their sunkissed controller, but Sony are on top of their game and this is a real statement.

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Pre-orders are going live at 10 am local time on July 21st in the U.K., United States, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Austria, and Portugal, either directly from or selected retailers. Sony hasn’t spilled the beans on the official times for other regions yet, but they, too, can pre-order on the same day. So, keep your eyes peeled and your thumbs ready for the PlayStation 5 Access Controller hitting the markets on December 6th, 2023.

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