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Playstation 5 Access Controller Launches on December 6th

Sony has announced the Playstation 5 Access Controller, designed for gamers with disabilities launches on December 6th with pre-orders starting July 21st. Here is the full information below…

For the past five years, we’ve been on a journey with accessibility organizations and experts to create a versatile controller kit that enables gamers with disabilities to play more comfortably and for longer periods, empowering more players to share in the joy of gaming. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that the Access controller for PS5 will be available globally on December 6, with preorders kicking off on Friday, July 21.

Available for a suggested retail price of $89.99 USD/$119.99 CAD/¥12,980 JPY/€89.99/£79.99 (MSRP), 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.

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. Check out the video below for a sneak peek at the countless ways you can craft your own gaming experience through the Access controller:

Product Specifications & Contents
Let’s take a look at the product specifications and what’s included in the box:

Feature Details
Access controller for PS5
    • Dimensions (w/h/d): Approx. 141 x 39 x 191 mm
  • Weight: Approx. 322 grams (0.7 lbs.)
(4) expansion ports
  • 3.5mm industry-standard AUX ports for players to connect additional buttons, specialty trigger switches and other compatible accessories
(19) button caps
    • (1) wide flat button cap
      • (covers two button sockets)
    • (2) overhang button caps
      • (benefits players with smaller hands as they are positioned closer to the center)
    • (4) curve button caps
      • (can be pushed if placed along the top or pulled if placed along the bottom of the controller)
    • (8) pillow button caps
  • (4) flat button caps
(3) stick caps
    • (1) ball stick cap
    • (1) standard stick cap
  • (1) dome stick cap
(23) button cap tags
  • Swappable button cap tags for players to easily mark which inputs they map to each button
USB cable
  • 1.5m USB Type-C to Type-C cable (Hi-Speed USB)
Quick start guide and safety guide
  • Instructions for setting up the controller, UI settings and button configurations on PS5

And, here’s a visual breakdown:

 

 

You can read more about the Access controller’s features on our webpage and sign up for email updates to stay up to speed on the latest news.

Preorders kick off on July 21

Starting Friday, July 21 at 10am local time, players in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Austria and Portugal will be able to preorder the Access controller directly from PlayStation through direct.playstation.com, as well as from select retailers. Preorders will also be available through select retailers in other global markets on the same day. The Access controller will launch globally on December 6.

Thank you to the wonderful organizations, accessibility experts and PlayStation Studios teams who’ve been on this journey with us. We’re especially grateful to all the players who continually share their passion for the games and products we make. We truly believe gaming should be accessible to everyone, and the Access controller is our latest step toward living up to that promise. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to launch!

Source: Playstation Blog

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